President Trump and his spokespeople at the White House have a great deal to say about many different topics. Those topics do not include the police killing of unarmed black man Stephon Clark in Sacramento, if Monday’s White House press briefing is anything to go by.
Clark was shot and killed in his own backyard last Sunday after police fired at him 20 times. He was armed with nothing but a cell phone. Sacramento police have released harrowing video of his killing, which has prompted widespread protests.
Trump has made no public comment on Clark’s death, and at Monday’s press briefing, here is the sum total of what Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah had to say when he was asked about the case:
I’m not aware of any comments that he has. I haven’t asked him about that directly. Obviously the president cares about any individual who’d be harmed through no fault of their own. I don’t know the specifics in that case and I don’t want to comment any further.
Why does the Trump administration have almost nothing to say about the high-profile police killing of an unarmed black man? Draw your own conclusions.