Trump Threatens To Send His Secret Police Into New York City
President Donald Trump said Monday that he will send federal authorities into New York City if Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) does not adequately address the city’s spike in violent crime, according to The New York Post.
- The Post reported that Trump was reacting to its front page story about Shatavia Walls, 33, who was shot to death in Brooklyn after complaining about illegal fireworks.
- Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that the New York Police Department is “afraid to do anything.”
- The president said: “We can’t let this happen to the cities. New York was up 348 percent, the crime wave. So the governor has to do something about it. And if the governor is not going to do something about it, we’ll do something about it.”
- He added that the NYPD is “restricted from doing anything, they can’t do anything.”
- The Post reported that “Trump did not directly mention Mayor Bill de Blasio, who, like Cuomo, is a Democrat.”
Trump said the deployment of federal agents to Portland, Oregon, may be used as a template for taking similar actions in other cities across the U.S.
“Well, I’m going to do something, that I can tell you, because we’re not going to leave New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these — Oakland is a mess — we’re not going to let this happen in our country, it’s all run by liberal Democrats,” Trump said, adding: “We’re going to have more federal law enforcement, that I can tell you. In Portland, they’ve done a fantastic job. They’ve been there three days.”