Connect with us

News

Trump on If He’d Apologise to Central Park 5: “they admitted their guilt” 

BellaNaija.com

Published

 on

President Donald Trump

U.S President Donald Trump is refusing to apologise to the five men wrongfully convicted of the April 19th, 1989 rape and assault of a Central Park jogger in New York.

Responding to a question by April D Ryan, a CNN Political Analyst and American Urban Radio Networks reporter about whether he’ll apologise to the five men, Trump said: “they admitted their guilt.”

On the statement that they were exonerated, Trump said: “You have people on both sides of that.”

Trump, had at the time, taken full-page newspaper ads to call for the death penalty for the teenagers – Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise.

The boys maintained that their confessions were coerced and in 2002, their convictions were vacated after a serial rapist confessed to the crime with his DNA found at the scene.

Photo Credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images

Get The Pan-Atlantic Advantage

Star Features

Advertisement
css.php