Mayor Kenney should apologize for linking black doll hanging to Trump’s rhetoric, Pennsylvania GOP says

August 3, 2018

Mayor Kenney, seen here at Independence Hall on July 4, has come under fire for saying Thursday that a black doll’s hanging “demonstrates how far this country has fallen when people are inspired by the hateful rhetoric of our president.”

By Staff

Mayor Kenney owes President Trump an apology for linking the hanging of a black doll Thursday — which turned out to be a prank by two boys — to Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the Pennsylvania GOP said Friday.

“Kenney blamed the president for a racially insensitive teenage prank without regard for the truth,” Val DiGiorgio, chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, said in a statement. “It is this kind of pre-judgement that causes such divisiveness in our political discourse today.

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