Some folks just don’t know how to admit when they’re wrong.
Donald Trump Upset Over $40 Million Settlement For Central Park Five
Donald Trump is living up to his reputation of being a racist a-hole. Now he’s all butt-hurt over the Central Park Five finally getting a settlement from their case against New York City after being wrongfully convicted and spending years behind bars.
Excerpts from an op-ed he recently penned are included via this NY Daily News exclusive below:
Donald Trump wanted to give the Central Park Five the chair.
Now he doesn’t want the city to give them a dime.
In an exclusive piece for the Daily News, Trump quoted an unnamed detective who called the $40 million settlement the city has agreed to pay the wrongfully convicted quintet “the heist of the century.”
“The recipients must be laughing out loud at the stupidity of the city,” Trump, who is worth about $4 billion, wrote. “Speak to the detectives on the case and try listening to the facts. These young men do not exactly have the pasts of angels.”
Trump, who fanned the racial fury against the five black and Latino teens a quarter century ago with full-page ads demanding the death penalty, also expressed no remorse for his actions.
Instead, Trump wrote, “The justice system has a lot to answer for, as does the City of New York regarding this very mishandled disaster.”
Is he crazy? If you’ve watched the “Central Park Five” documentary you already know that most of the group had never been in any trouble AT ALL prior to their arrest for the rape of the Central Park jogger. Many of them were subject to attack in and outside of prison and they suffered great losses while being separated from family. How can anyone possibly measure their suffering in dollars? Especially a pompous jerk like Trump who has PLENTY of money and not nearly enough suffering. SMH.
This young man didn’t deserve to spend 12 years of his life behind bars.