Friday, August 28, 2015
Ferguson Mayor Taunts Donald Trump
The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday mocked Donald Trump’s assertion that the north St. Louis County suburb and the city of St. Louis have gangs with immigrants in the country illegally. James Knowles said in an interview Wednesday morning with the Fox affiliate in St. Louis, "I’m assuming that Donald Trump is saying that from his extensive experience in St. Louis and in Ferguson. He has never been here as far as I know. I’ve never seen any roving bands of illegal immigrants or gangs in Ferguson." Knowles then added, "I think he’s just trying to find headlines and we just gave him one.” Trump made the remark in response to a question at a press availability in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday night, naming Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis and its northern suburb as places that have numerous incidents of unrest in the past year.