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Trump 1989 interview on the 'Central Park Five'
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Trump in 1989: "Maybe hate is what we need if we're gonna get something done."

Trump on Friday stood by his controversial role in the case in a statement to CNN.

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Donald Trump this week stood by his controversial role in pushing for the death penalty following New York City’s infamous 1989 “Central Park Five” case, telling CNN’s Miguel Marquez, “They admitted they were guilty.”

In an interview with Larry King in 1989 unearthed from CNN’s archives, Trump laid out his position, telling King, “maybe hate is what we need if we’re gonna get something done.” Delivering a similar message to one he takes on the campaign trail today, Trump also advocated for more protections for police.

The case involved five teenage boys of color, who were wrongly accused and convicted of beating and raping a woman in C