A visibly moved Donald Trump was presented with a statue on Friday by the New York City Police Charitable Association, after telling jubilant police officers he would restore their “dignity” and fight “war” left against the cops ”of the Democrats. .
Trump accused Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris of having “a pro-crime agenda” and said if they win, “every city in America will be under siege.”
He added, “No one will be safe in Biden’s America. “
About 100 officers were at the Presidential Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and Patrick Lynch, the president of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) firefighters, congratulated Trump on being there, despite his brother being transported Robert at Manhattan Hospital.
“This is where he puts you – the New York cops and family,” Lynch said, handing over the statue of a policeman with one hand on a child’s shoulder and the other holding the flag.
Lynch said that in his 21 years as PBA leader, he didn’t remember a union-approved president.
“In the NYC PBA, you earn approval,” Lynch said.
Donald Trump, standing next to union leader Patrick Lynch, shows off the statue presented to him on Friday night
About 100 officers made their way to Trump’s Golf Course in Bedminster for the event on Friday, standing outside on the warm evening
Lynch said few statues were being handed out, and said he hoped they were for the Oval Office.
Trump had told the whooping crowd at the “Cops for Trump” event that “one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen” was at the George Floyd protests in New York, “when they poured out water over the heads of two of your fellow officers.
He said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had “launched a real crusade against the police.”
Trump said, “We must bring law and order back to our cities, to our country.
“We have a great police force, and they need to be able to do their job.
Trump told officers gathered in New Jersey he would give them back the ‘dignity’ Democrats took away
To the cheers and yells of the crowd of officers, he said: “We have excellent police, they must be able to do their job”
The president reiterated his rejection of concerns about police brutality, calling the police officers who used excessive force “bad apples”.
“You’re going to have a bad apple – but that doesn’t mean we’re going to shut down our police departments, tell them to run, to go,” he said.
“We are going to give you back your stature, your status and your right to be the best in New York – the best of all time.
“We’re going to give you a real chance, because I know exactly – you need money, you need leadership.
“You need dignity. And this guy, he took away your dignity.
Trump mulled over a new nickname for Biden, asking the crowd, “What’s better, Slow Joe or Sleepy Joe?” I go back and forth.
The crowd cheered louder at Sleepy Joe.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney and New York mayor from 1994 to 2001, said during his tenure as mayor, he reduced crime by hiring more officers.
Rudy Giuliani, in an NYPD hat, said those who wanted to reduce the number of cops were “out of your scary mind”
Giuliani, mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001, enjoyed the applause of the officers of New Jersey.
“You hear people say you don’t need the police to reduce crime. Out of their frightening minds, he said.
“People of all races – black, white, Hispanic – come up to them and say they want more police. They say please, please we love the police.
He said the officers “were preventing them from creating a socialist government”.
He said Democrats and their supporters “hate America,” adding, “That’s why they kneel during the national anthem.”
“They want to convince enough people that we are a hate country,” he said.
Lynch, in conclusion, thanked the President for his public support for the police.
“You are constantly, always, loud about your support for the New York cops,” he said, and warned of the increase in crime in the city.
Patrick Lynch, chairman of the police union, said officers knew Trump was on their side
“The city you helped build is receding,” he says.
“Our city is backing down because the mantra of the city hall, the officers and the man who wants to be president is that the New York Police Department is evil.
“The most compassionate people in the world are the New York Police Department.
Earlier Friday, Trump vowed to “bring back our beloved New York City” if he wins the election, after New York was ranked as having the worst economic prospects in the United States and while crime and the -abrism continue to increase.
Trump tweeted, “Vote for TRUMP on November 3.
“I’ll bring our beloved New York back!”
It linked to a New York Post article on the ranking of rich states and poor states, which placed New York state 50th on the list of economic rankings across the country.
Trump’s promise comes as crime in the city continues to rise, residents flee – abandoning their apartments in greater numbers than ever before – and homelessness continues to spill over into the streets.
On Thursday, it emerged that 13,000 empty apartments were announced in New York City – a record 14 years and more than double the number announced last July.
Trump on Friday vowed to ‘bring back our beloved New York’ after New York state ranked as having worst economic outlook
Homeless camps are popping up all over the city and thousands of people have been moved from shelters to luxury hotels, creating small bursts of crime in some neighborhoods.
De Blasio has avoided wealthy residents, however, whose taxes account for more than half of the state’s total tax revenue, calling them “fair weather friends” who can be replaced.
He is in his last term as mayor and cannot be re-elected next November.