Following the Baton Rouge police shooting Sunday that killed three officers and injured at least three others, Fox News invited Cleveland Detective Steve Loomis to discuss the situation as the story continued to unfold.
Loomis, who is also president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, didn’t hold back from assigning blame during his interview with anchor Harris Faulkner.
Obama has “validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there.”
The head of a Cleveland police union reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge by going off on President Obama and a media culture that helps boost anti-cop narratives.
Detective Steve Loomis said that the shootings of police officers, from Dallas to now, started with what he deemed as a completely false narrative concerning the death of Alton Sterling.
He said that Obama has “validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there,” and he said the president has “bloom on his hands” that he won’t be able to wash off.
Loomis cast blame against the media, celebrities and athletes later in the interview with Faulkner.
“How the hell did we ever become the bad guys in this country?” he asked of police officers. “I cannot imagine how we got here. It’s the irresponsible reporting of the media.
“And the irresponsible statements of people that are credible like the president of the United States,” added Loomis, who also pointed a finger at celebrities and athletes for “pushing a false narrative” against police officers.
Loomis also called on Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) to ban the open carrying of guns in Cuyahoga County this week during the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday in Cleveland.