The left-wing media is taking a joke Trump made in his speech to police on Long Island Friday and turning it into another indictment against him.
I heard this statement when he made it, but, unlike the media, I knew Trump was joking. He was mocking the politically correct treatment of murderers and other vile criminals.
You know how police have to put their hands on the heads of criminals to protect them when they get in police cars? He was joking about the political correctness of it.
The MSM reaction was swift and one of condemnation. One can argue the President should not joke in this manner, but how people can argue it was anything but a joke is hard to fathom.
This is what the President said:
“Now, we’re getting them [criminals] out anyway, but we’d like to get them out a lot faster, and 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, I said, please don’t be too nice. 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, okay?”
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
People were very angry that police laughed but they laughed because they understood it was just a joke. It offended the hypocritical Alinksy left who themselves love to curse and ridicule.
Mother Jones and the hill played up the joke as if he meant it literally.
The Washington Post said it’s Trump’s not-so-subtle suggestions of violence and VOX said he’s telling police to rough people up.
Vanity Fair wrote in part:
“…he flew to Long Island on Friday to stir up some good old-fashioned suburban panic over a mostly Salvadorian street gang known as MS-13.”
“They butchered those little girls. They kidnap. They extort. They rape, and they rob. They prey on children. They shouldn’t be here,” Trump told a crowd of law enforcement officers, claiming that New York’s “peaceful parks and beautiful, quiet neighborhoods” have been transformed into “blood-stained killing fields,” and that the threat hadn’t been taken seriously in the past. “They’re animals,” he added. (The New York Police Department boycotted his appearance.)
MS-13 are “animals” and they are committing some horrific crimes here in New York. When he spoke of blood-stained killing fields”, he was likely referring to some murders that took place in a few of Long Island’s parks. If you live on Long Island, you know there are some parks you don’t frequent.
Trump’s point is that we have spent too much time and energy on criminals and not enough on the victims.
Some in the media quoted one or two of the leftist advocates who showed up with signs and who said they didn’t want Trump there. They ignored Trump supporters. Living on Long Island, I can tell you the anti-Trumpers who showed up were the usual MoveOn members, Indivisibles, and other radicals, including unionists, most of whom are paid.
The left is playing down the danger the gang presents because Obama let their miserable selves into the country. Most came in as “unaccompanied children”. It’s not only the MS-13 gang that Obama let travel back-and-forth and the left is invested in not mentioning that.