Donald Trump Wants All the Facts Before He Speaks!
Let’s revisit the Central Park Jogger case.
The Central Park jogger case centered around the assault, rape, and sodomy of Trisha Meili.
According to news reports, the attacks were "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the
1980s". The crime spawned use of the term "wilding," which is the unprovoked gang assault on
Five juvenile males—four black and one of Hispanic descent—were tried variously for assault,
robbery, riot, rape, sexual abuse, and attempted murder.
At the time, Donald Trump took out full-page ads in the New York newspapers calling on the
state to "bring back the death penalty" and said the "murderers" should "suffer." Trump said he
wanted the ''criminals of every age'' who were accused of beating and raping a jogger in Central
Park ''to be afraid.'' The advertisement said, in part, "Mayor Koch has stated that hate and rancor
should be removed from our hearts. I do not think so. I want to hate these muggers and
murderers. They should be forced to suffer ... Yes, Mayor Koch, I want to hate these murderers
and I always will.
Based solely on confessions that they said were coerced and false, and after being subjected to
intimidation and coercion, and despite the fact that DNA tests on the rape kit excluded them as
the source, they were convicted in 1990 by juries in two separate trials. They received sentences
ranging from 5 to 15 years.
In 2002, Matias Reyes, a serial rapist in prison, confessed to raping the jogger, and DNA
evidence confirmed his guilt. He knew facts about the crime that only the offender could have
known and also said he committed the rape alone.
Months later all five were cleared by DNA evidence. New York paid them $41 million in a
settlement in 2014 over their ordeal. Trump wrote in an Op-ed "My opinion on the settlement of
the Central Park Jogger case is that it’s a disgrace."
Donald Trump had ALL the facts in this case. Not alt-facts, not fake news, but true,
unadulterated facts about the case: The five young minority men were INNOCENT!
In spite of the facts, Donald Trump still insists to this day that the five teenage boys are guilty.
In August of 2016, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions touted Donald Trump’s advocacy in 1989 of
the executions of the Central Park Five, saying the billionaire’s provocative stance showed he’s
always been for law and order.
The injustice of the Central Park Five case didn’t seem to bother Sessions during an interview
praising Trump’s recent speech on law and order. “That speech was great. And Trump has
always been this way,” Sessions, said on the Matt & Aunie show on WAPI radio. “He bought an
ad — people say he wasn’t a conservative — but he bought an ad 20 years ago in the New York
Times calling for the death penalty for the Central Park Five. How many people in New York,
that liberal bastion, were willing to do something like that? “So he believes in law and order and
he has the strength and will to make this country safer.”
“Law and Order”, Jeff Session’s version of “Law and Order” - Execute five innocent youths of
color in face of the evidence that exonerated them.
Jeff Sessions is the US Attorney General. He like Trump knows the facts in this case though he
refuses to acknowledge them and in 2016 applauds Trump for wanting to have the innocent
young men executed. There is no justification for such a mindset as the top cop in America.
Trump is quick to condemn Barack Obama for not labeling Muslims “Islamic Terrorists” but
hesitant to call the brutal murder of Heather Heyer a terrorist attack on American soil by hate
mongering Neo-Nazi, KKK inspired white supremacy groups.
Even after being pressured by public opinion and political Colleagues on the Hill, he still protects
his voting constituency (white nationalists) saying they were not all members of hate groups,
they were innocent protesters out to protect what they perceived as a historical monument.
(Statue of Robert E Lee).
"What about the alt left that came charging at____, as you say, at the alt right? Do they have any
assemblage of guilt?" Trump demanded. "What about the fact that they came charging with clubs
in their hands swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do." The front page of the
Philadelphia Observer shows a Trump supporter with a handgun in plain sight.
Trump said he couldn't have made his condemnation of white supremacists and other hate
groups earlier "because I didn't know all the facts".
He condemned the five young men in the central park jogger case without any facts and doubled
down on their guilt when the true facts were revealed. Moreover he still insists today in spite of
the confessions of Reyes and the DNA that backs up Reyes confession, that the five young men
are guilty and should be sentenced to death for the crime only Trump insists they committed.
During the 2016 Presidential campaign, people of color were constantly singled out by the Trump
campaign as agitators and disruptors and Trump supporters were encouraged to attack them if
they felt provoked. Members of Black Lives Matter were at the top of Trump’s suspects. Every
African American seen at a Trump Rally was suspected of being a Member of Black Lives Matter.
Protesting racial injustice and police brutality is criminal activity in the mind of Donald Trump
while Domestic Terrorism committed by his White Supremacists supporters is condoned and
In defense of his support for the KKK, Skinheads, and other white nationalists groups, and his
hesitancy to denounce the violence, Trump said : “I didn't wait long. I wanted to make sure,
unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct, not make a quick statement. The statement
I made was a fine statement but you don't make statements that direct unless you know the
facts. It takes a little while to get the facts. You still don't know the facts. It is a very, very
important process to me. It is a very important statement. So, I don't want to go quickly and just
make a statement for the sake of making a political statement. I want to know the facts.
Check this rhetoric against his position on the Central Park Five, Black Lives Matter, Barack
Obama’s US citizenship and a host of other racist positions and it becomes blatantly obvious how
Trump feels about minorities and people of color.
Donald Trump and his White Supremacy support group want to “Take their country back”, and
“Make America Great Again”. Great as in when White Anglo Saxons had absolute control of the
FYI: White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) is a term for an elite social class of powerful white
Americans of British Protestant ancestry. WASPs often trace their ancestry to the colonial
period. The term is often used as a pejorative to attack WASP historical dominance over the
financial, cultural, academic, and legal institutions of the United States. The term is usually used
to distinguish WASPs from White ethnics, who were descendants of immigrants of German,
Irish, Jewish and other origins. Sociologists sometimes use the term to include all Protestant
Americans of Northern European or Northwestern European ancestry regardless of their class or
power. Until the 1940s, WASPs formed the ruling class of the United States with a large role in
the Republican Party leadership, as well as finance, business, law, higher education, and
especially high society. The postwar era saw a steady movement of new groups into higher
positions. They developed a style of understated leadership. During the latter half of the twentieth
century, many of the traditional rivals and enemies of the WASPs continued to attack WASP
power and influence, disparaging it as "the Establishment". Since the 1960s, the power of
WASPs has sharply declined against the growing influence of ethnic groups, including non-
So you “Hard Working” Americans (working class “whites”) better look out. You also are laying
claim to a land you are not entitled to unless your whiteness is of British Protestant ancestry. You
may need the help of the nation’s minorities to help you hold on to what you have. Your fair skin
and straight silky hair does not necessarily make you “White”. “White” is the identifying label
given to people of British Protestant ancestry.
Donald Trump Wants All
the Facts Before He Speaks!
By Walter Smith, Publisher Philadelphia Observer