It started when one of the Fox friends asked Donald what his reaction was to Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, Steve Loomis’ claim that President Obama “has blood on his hands”. Loomis' theory stems from the idea that the president while condemning the recent police shootings should not have, in addition, condemned the recent shootings of African-American men at the hands of law enforcement.
With a set up like that Trump was only too happy to play along.
Donald began by questioning the whether Obama’s grief and concern was merely an act…
"I think we need strength. I think we also need somebody that can be a cheerleader. He's been a great divider in this country” Trump added later in the interview: "I watched the president, and sometimes the words are okay. But you just look at the body language and there’s something going on. Look, there’s something going on, and the words are not often OK, by the way."
When Fox host Steve Doocy asked Trump to clarify what he meant, the candidate did not elaborate but instead stated…
"There's just bad feeling, and a lot of bad feeling about him. I see it, too. There's a lot of bad feeling about him. We have a country that has not been like this since I can remember it."
Trump then just for good measure went on to make the baseless claim that the Baton Rouge shooter was a radical Islamist, a mistake that Trump adviser Sam Clovis later blamed on the fact that the interview took place too early in the morning for Trump to have his lies in order.
*Note: If the name Steve Loomis rings a bell he is the same Cleveland Police Union president who asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich to to suspend open carry gun laws for the the Republican convention.