Speaking with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday morning, presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump answered questions about Black Lives Matter, race relations in America, and the disenfranchisement of black people.
O’Reilly asked the presumptive Republican nominee what his message would be to African Americans “who believe that the system is biased against them. The American system because they’re black, they don’t get the same kind of shot, they don’t get the same kind of fairness that whites do.”
“I have been saying even against me the system is rigged when I ran … for president, I mean, I could see what was going on with the system and the system is rigged,” Trump responded. That isn’t an uplifting message, O’Reilly said. What I’m saying is they are not necessarily wrong. I mean, there are certain people where unfortunately that comes into play … And I can relate it really very much to myself,” Trump said.
O’Reilly pressed on asking Trump more specifically if he actually understood the experience of African Americans in this country.
“I would like to say yes, but you really can’t unless you are African American. You can’t truly understand what’s going on unless you are African American. I would like to say yes, however,” Trump said.
Watch the interview below