Trump Jogs Over To Law Enforcement, Shakes Officers’ Hands
President Trump traveled to New York Wednesday for a series of meetings and events.
The president’s schedule was breakneck, but that did not stop Trump from taking a detour and jogging over to a line of local law enforcement to shake their hands. The video, posted on Twitter by the White House social media manager, shows the president jogging over to law enforcement officers to salute them and shake their hands.
In a roundtable with law enforcement and victims of the ultra-violent gang MS-13 earlier in the day, Trump lamented that the gang targets police officers specifically.
“Crippling loopholes in our laws have enabled MS-13 gang members and other criminals to infiltrate our communities, and Democrats in Congress refuse to close these loopholes, including the disgraceful practice known as catch and release,” Trump said, before doubling dow on his comments calling members of the gang “animals.” (RELATED: Trump: ‘They’re Not People. These Are Animals’)
“I called them ‘animals’ the other day,” the president said. “And I was met with rebuke. They said, ‘They’re people.’ They’re not people. These are animals.” The room filled with families brutalized by the gang erupted into applause and cheers.
“And we have to be very, very tough,” Trump said.
.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump loves our law enforcement officers all around the country – as seen here with @NYSPolice and @NassauCountyPD on his way to Marine One in Bethpage, New York. #LESM pic.twitter.com/HP0JpiXFYz
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) May 23, 2018