Despite the Dallas police chief announcing that the shooter wanted to kill white police officers, President Barack Obama on Saturday would not admit the motivation of the shooter.
During a press conference at the NATO Summit in Poland Obama said, “I think it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter. As we’ve seen in a whole range of incidents with mass shooters, they are by definition troubled.”
On Friday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said that one of the suspects told authorities that his motivation for the shooting was that he was “upset about Black Lives Matter” and “wanted to kill white people,” especially white police officers. (RELATED: Police: Dallas Suspect ‘Upset About Black Lives Matter,’ ‘Wanted To Kill White People’)
According to Micah Xavier Johnson’s Facebook page, the 25-year-old man who is suspected of killing five police officers, he adhered to “Black Power” ideology. (RELATED: Here Is Dallas Cop Killer Micah X. Johnson’s Facebook Page)
Obama went on to say, “By definition, if you shoot people who pose no threat to you, strangers, you have a troubled mind. What triggers that, what feeds it, what sets it off, I’ll leave that to psychologists and people who study these kinds of incidents.”
“What I can say is that although he may have used as an excuse his anger about previous incidents, as has been indicated at least in the press, and as Chief Brown I think indicated, in no way does that represent what the overwhelming majority of Americans think,” Obama said.
Reuters is reporting that federal investigators are also looking into links between Johnson and radical black liberation groups. (RELATED: Feds Investigating Links Between Dallas Cop Killer And Black Liberation Militia Groups)
In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack which killed 50 people, Donald Trump called on Obama to resign for refusing to call that terrorist attack “radical Islamic terrorism.”
(RELATED: Trump Calls On Obama To Resign For Not Calling Orlando Attack ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ [VIDEO])