In a time where police brutality is at a time high, you’d think the President of the United States would be more sensitive to talking about police and the force they use. But then again, who’d think our president would be Donald Trump?
In a speech given to police in Selden, New York, Trump says:
When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’” Trump said.
He added: “Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head, I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK?’”
As you can see in the background of the video above, that police loved that message. They applauded and cheered. He continues to follow up with saying just how much things are stacked up against police. He adds that “For years and years, [laws have] been made to protect the criminal,” Trump goes on saying “Totally protect the criminal, not the officers. You do something wrong, you’re in more jeopardy than they are. These laws are stacked against you. We’re changing those laws.”
What doesn’t surprise you about this man?