White House Press Secretary Says Trump Was Joking When He Made His Police Brutality Comments

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Last week, Donald Trump’s comments in which he encouraged police to take a more aggressive approach when arresting suspects was just the latest in a string of distasteful speech coming from the president. While several police departments issued statements distancing themselves from Trump’s remarks, the White House press secretary says Trump was just making a funny.

“I believe he was making a joke at the time,” Sarah Sanders told reporters in the White House briefing room.

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