Trump still refuses to admit he was wrong about the Central Park 5 - 2019-06-18
More than a decade after the exoneration of five black and Latino teens accused of raping a woman in Central Park, President Donald Trump indicated on Tuesday that he still doesn't accept their innocence. Nor does he think he owes them an apology for publicly calling for their executions.
The teenagers, known as the Central Park 5, were exonerated by DNA evidence and a confession from the true perpetrator in 2002, 13 years after they were vilified by prosecutors and in the press after being charged and convicted of the rape of a white woman jogging in the park. The story is back in the news because of a recently released Netflix series about the case titled When They See Us.
Before leaving for his reelection campaign launch rally in Florida, Trump took a number of questions from reporters outside the White House. April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks asked if he'll "apologize to the Central Park 5" for taking out a full page newspaper ad calling for their executions. Trump indicated he will not.