“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough. I said please don’t be too nice,” Trump told the audience at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, where the county’s police force is centered. Like when you put somebody into a car and you protect their head? … I said you can take the hand away, OK?” Trump added.”
In 1989, then private-citizen Trump called on the City of New York to execute the “Central Park Five”, a group of young men wrongly accused of raping a woman in New York’s Central Park.
Trump advertisement calling for the execution of the “Central Park 5” [Credit: New York Daily News]
Mr. Trump never apologized to them, even after they were exonerated. In fact, the President double-downed, claiming that despite DNA evidence saying otherwise, the young men were still guilty of rape.
“They admitted they were guilty,” Trump told CNN. He continued, “The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty. The fact that that case was settled with so much evidence against them is outrageous. And the woman, so badly injured, will never be the same.”