“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in. Rough. I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.’ Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head – like ‘don’t hit their head’ – and they’ve just killed somebody? I said, ‘You can take the hand away.'” – Donald Trump, speaking to a large audience of police officers in Long Island, New York. Trump’s message to rough up suspects was received with laughs and applause.
Here’s the president of the United States encouraging police officers to be rough with people they arrest pic.twitter.com/iLzoUEY89e
— David Mack (@davidmackau) July 28, 2017
President Trump is openly and explicitly calling for, to wild applause just moments ago, cops to commit more police brutality.
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) July 28, 2017
Trump’s endorsing police brutality to room full of confused NYPD officers-must be really awkward & embarassing for them-I know it is for me.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 28, 2017
Trump is LITERALLY encouraging police brutality right now during his speech to a group of law enforcement officers.
— Shareblue (@Shareblue) July 28, 2017
Why are you advocating police brutality to a room full of cops?
And why are they cheering brutality?
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) July 28, 2017
The president basically just told a crowd of cops to rough people up when they make arrests…
— Patrick Caldwell (@patcaldwell) July 28, 2017
Trump: “When you see these thugs thrown into the back of a paddy wagon rough. I said please don’t be too nice.” Two words: Freddie Gray.
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) July 28, 2017
President Trump is telling police officers to bang criminal suspect’s heads on their cars while putting them into police cars.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) July 28, 2017
In the unlikely event the Trump DOJ ever tries to prosecute a police officer for excessive force, you will see this quote at trial. https://t.co/PHKefIZhHM
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) July 28, 2017
Trump just encouraged police to brutalize people on live tv.
Everything is fine.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) July 28, 2017
Trump says that he’s okay with police being rougher on arrested suspects, such as hitting their head on police car. Crowd of police cheers.
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) July 28, 2017