Donald Trump Attacks Hillary Clinton From the Left on Crime, Because Nothing Matters

Donald Trump is campaigning for the presidency as the “law and order” candidate. He has suggested that African-American-led movements for criminal-justice reform are waging “a war on police” that must be stopped.

In 1989, Trump took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times, intended to encourage New York State to impose the death penalty on five young black teenagers accused of raping a woman in Central Park. All five were later exonerated, but not before losing years of their lives in prison. When the city settled with the men for $40 million in 2014, Trump decried the agreement as “a disgrace,” because, even if the men were wrongfully imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit, they still did “not exactly have the pasts of angels.”

Three days ago, Trump said that the Chicago police could end the city’s crime problem in a week by employing “tough police tactics,” because, “They’re right now not tough.”

Chicago has paid out half a billion dollars in police-brutality settlements since 2004.

On Friday, Trump debuted a new campaign ad on Instagram, which attacks Hillary Clinton for supporting Draconian policies on crime and incarceration, because there is no truth in this life save the certainty of death.

Trump Hits Clinton From the Left on Crime, Nothing Matters