When They See Us: Trump Won’t Apologize To Exonerated Central Park Five, Says ‘They Admitted Their Guilt’

WASHINGTON, D C , UNITED STATES - 2019/06/18: President Donald Trump talking with the press near the White House South Lawn just prior to getting on Marine One, to start his trip to Florida where he is to appear at a rally there, at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

When They See Us: Trump Won’t Apologize To Exonerated Central Park Five, Says ‘They Admitted Their Guilt’

When asked by White House correspondent April Ryan about the infamous case, Trump replied, “You have people on both sides of that.”

Published June 19th

Written by Paul Meara

The Central Park Five were exonerated in 2002 via conclusive DNA evidence proving they weren’t the ones who raped a Central Park jogger in 1989.

Now, after Ava DuVernay released her Netflix series “When They See Us,” the case has gained newfound interest among the public and even cost former prosecutor Linda Fairstein a board position in numerous organizations and her publishing agreement with Dutton Publishing.

Donald Trump is still not backing down after he originally placed a full-page ad in the New York Times in ‘89 calling for the death penalty in reaction to the then-ongoing case.

During a press conference on Tuesday (June 18), before he boarded a plane to Orlando in order to officially relaunch his reelection campaign, Trump was asked by American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan about the exonerated Central Park Five.

She prompted the question: “Mr. President, will you apologize to the Central Park Five? They’ve been exonerated, there have been videos shown about the case, when you came out with a full page ad saying that they should die, that they deserved the death penalty.”

His response? “Why do you bring that question up now?” Trump asked. “It’s an interesting time to bring it up.

“You have people on both sides of that,” Trump continued. “They admitted their guilt. If you look at Linda Fairstein, and you look at some of the prosecutors, they think that the city should never have settled that case. So we’ll leave it at that.”

  1. Of course, Trump’s latest denial of wrongdoing inflamed many on social media. See what they had to say below.

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