- The US president has said it is “very difficult” to determine what motivated him to open fire on the police.
- For Obama, “the danger is to suggest that the act of an individual with problems towards greater political reality in the country. “
- Obama has thus expressed at the end of the cumpre NATO in Warsaw, the last at which attends as president.
The US president, Barack Obama, said Saturday that his country “is not as divided as some have suggested” after the murder of five policemen in Dallas (Texas) and the death of two African Americans at the hands of security forces this week.
“No matter how painful it has been this week, I firmly believe that United States is not so divided as some have suggested, “Obama said at a press conference at the end of the NATO summit in Warsaw.
Obama called the author of the shooting in Dallas, the ex-soldier African american Micah Xavier Johnson, like a “insane person” that does not represent African Americans, while said it is “very difficult” to determine what motivated him to open fire on the police.
“Although he could have used his anger against other incidents (of police violence against minorities) as an excuse, in any way represents that what you think the vast majority of Americans,” said the president.
the US president said that “the danger is to suggest that the act of an individual with problems towards greater political reality in the country. Not so “.
He also stressed that” Americans of all races and different backgrounds are outraged by the inexcusable murder of police , and that includes the demonstrators “who protesting police abuse against minorities.
Similarly, Americans are “saddened” by the death of Alton Sterling , a black man who two white police fired on Tuesday blank in Baton Rouge (Louisiana), and young Philando Castile , died Wednesday in Falcon Heights (Minnesota) to be shot by a policeman who stopped him in his vehicle for a traffic violation.