Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton condemned the police shooting of Charlotte resident Keith Lamont Scott, but has yet to comment on the rioting which spread violence throughout the North Carolina city on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A state of emergency has been declared in Charlotte and the National Guard has been deployed after a second night of rioting. Multiple businesses were looted and people were assaulted on Wednesday as rioters upset about Scott’s death poured into downtown Charlotte. (RELATED: Report: Dash Cam Video Shows Man Shot By Cop Charging With Gun)
In response to the riot, Trump said at an event, “There is no compassion in tolerating lawless conduct. Crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a Trump administration, never, ever.”
“The first duty of government is to protect [citizens’] well-being and safety. We have to do that,” Trump added. Besides Trump, Attorney General Loretta Lynch also condemned the rioting during a press conference Wednesday.
On Wednesday, before the night’s violence, Hillary said on Twitter, “Keith Lamont Scott. Terence Crutcher. Too many others. This has got to end.”
She continued on to say, “We have two names to add to a long list of African Americans killed by police officers. It’s unbearable, and it needs to become intolerable.”
But since the Wednesday riot, there’s been radio silence from the Clinton campaign. There have been no comments from her or any of her spokesmen on the violence that ravaged Charlotte.
On Tuesday, Hillary appeared on the Steve Harvey show and urged white Americans to combat “systemic racism.”
“And so maybe I can, by speaking directly to white people, say, look, this is not who we are,” Clinton added.