Trump claims more white people die in police hands

President Trump also went on to offer a defense for the flying of the Confederate flag.
3:05 | 07/15/20

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George. The latest from the white house where president trump launched a campaign-style speech from the rose garden yesterday and displayed an approach to the black lives matter. Reporter: Attempting to shift the focus and says when it comes to police shootings of black Americans, white people have it worse. It was a question president trump did not like asked why black people are still dying at the hands of law enforcement. So are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask. More white people, by the way, more white people. Reporter: The reality, minorities are killed at disproportionate rates and black Americans are twice as likely to be killed. The president stoking racial division even more asked whether he understands why for so many the confederate flag is a painful reminder of slavery. People love it and I know people that like the confederate flag and they're not thinking about slavery. I think it's freedom of speech. Reporter: In an interview he jumped head on into another flash point. Y'all, she got a gun. Reporter: The white couple who pointed guns at black lives matter protesters marching outside their St. Louis home. They were going to be beat up badly and the house was going to be totally ransacked and probably burned down. Reporter: That is not what the video shows. This as he faces growing criticism for his handling of the pandemic with covid cases surging, the president held what was billed as a rose garden press conference on China. Instead he delivered a more than hour long rambling campaign-style speech. Biden wants to defund our military. Reporter: Mentioning Joe Biden at least 30 times. In a long list of baseless claims. While Dr. Anthony Fauci came off the sidelines to deliver this message. I think you can trust me, but I would stick with respected medical authorities who have a track record of telling the truth. Reporter: Now, in the latest installment of the administration attack the nation's top infectious disease expert the president's trade adviser Peter Navarro who has no known medical expertise writes in an op-ed that Dr. Fauci, has a, quote, good bedside manner with the public but that he's been wrong about everything I've interacted with him on and listens to Fauci, quote, only with skepticism and caution. This, George, as the white house has denied there is a campaign to treat Fauci as a political The president did score a victory of sorts in Alabama. Jeff sessions lost there. He was hoping to return to his old senate seat. That is not happening. A race where president trump was front and center. Still angry with sessions for having recused himself in the Russia investigation so he endorsed sessions' opponent, former Auburn university football coach Tommy Tuberville. He faces Doug Jones in the general election. Thanks very much, robin.

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