Presidential contender Donald Trump has issued comments regarding the three police officers in Baton Rouge killed in an ambush style attack Sunday, blaming the deaths on “a lack of leadership.”
“We demand law and order,” Trump said via Facebook.
Trump also commented on the growing racial divide in America leading to events like the one in Baton Rouge, while the US simultaneously attempts to fend off ISIS.
We are TRYING to fight ISIS, and now our own people are killing our police. Our country is divided and out of control. The world is watching
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2016
Since his presidential announcement in June of last year, Trump has made it a point at numerous campaign rallies to show solidarity with members of law enforcement across the nation.
Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton on the other hand has attempted to woo supporters of Black Lives Matter, many of whom cheered and celebrated the Baton Rouge police murders.
"We need to listen to those who say 'Black Lives Matter.' Too many black Americans…feel like their lives are disposable." —Hillary
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 13, 2016
The Clinton camp has yet to release a statement on the fallen officers.