On July 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump delivered a speech in Long Island, NY, wherein he stated that,
“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, OK?'”
Naturally, the President’s comments on how the U.S. police force should not treat murderous criminals with too much care have not resonated very well with Twitter-using SJWs and various socio-political figures (including the Suffolk County Police Department [SCPD]) tweeting out counters to Trump’s relatively controversial statement.
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
As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners.
— Suffolk County PD (@SCPDHq) July 28, 2017
Of course, everyone is ignoring the fact that Pres. Trump is referring specifically to arrested individuals who have committed murders and is exaggerating his opinion on the issue to make an extremely necessary point. The treatment of criminals, murderers, rapists, thieves, and pedophiles should be humane, to say the least, but such treatment should always be had with the reality that these men and women have committed heinous acts against humanity.
Twitter, including @SCPDHq, is over-hyping Trump’s words for no reason. The contemporary socio-cultural landscape has produced an anti-Trump narrative that is so vehement against the man’s every word and action to the point where anything that Trump does will be met with colossal resistance from a sizeable amount of the American populace. That being said, Trump is not petitioning for prisoners to be beaten, assaulted, or harassed by police. All statements made by the President of the United States must be understood within the constitutional framework that supports the rights of all American citizens, including prisoners and those detained.
Trump’s words to police officials, boiled down, is essentially this: Don’t be too nice to serial murderers. They have literally killed a person in cold blood, you can afford to let them hit their head as they are escorted into the back of a police car. Yet, the people of Twitter have absolutely exploded to divorce these words from their proper context and have chosen, once again, to inexplicably depict the President of the United States as a minority-hating, pro-violence, morally reprehensible man in power.
It is this sort of rhetoric, which is nothing more than anti-conservative polemics dressed in extremities and shameful misrepresentation, that got Donald Trump elected in the first place. In the words of Rod Dreher in the face of the 2016 Presidential Campaign, “This has gone too far. When an American presidential candidate has to cancel his rally in a major city because protesters have made it too dangerous, we have a serious problem in this country. It’s infuriating. This is not America. Those disruptive protesters need to be made to understand that this is not how America works.” It was not a scheming, shady coalition of neo-Nazi, KKK members, and Russian conspirators glaring at the U.S. Constitution with glowing red eyes that elected the mythical figure of Donald Trump; rather, it was the SJWs, the anti-nationalists, the cultural Marxists, and the radically far-left activists screeching like banshees at anyone who dared disagree with their assessment of the current socio-political paradigm.
In the wake of Twitter’s overwhelming response to Trump’s statement on handling murderers with slightly less “niceness” than one might give to a non-incriminated citizen, the world can’t help but chant, “four more years!”