Donald Trump tried to turn the killing of five Dallas police officers into a photo op, but the NYPD flatly rejected his request.
According to The New York Daily News, Trump begged the NYPD to allow him to address officers at roll call:
On Friday morning Donald Trump begged the city’s top cop to let him speak to a 3 p.m. roll call at the NYPD Midtown North Precinct in the wake of the murders of five Dallas police officers Thursday during a protest over police shooting.
But Police Commissioner Bill Bratton strongly rejected the request.
“Our interest is staying out of the politics of the moment, and not to provide photo ops,” he told reporters. “If Mr. Trump wants to speak to me, I would be happy to brief him on what we’re doing. If Sen. Clinton wants to speak to me, I would very happy to brief her on what we’re doing. But we are not in the business of providing photo ops for our candidates.”
This was more of the same old Trump. Donald Trump never misses a chance to exploit the pain and tragedy of others for his own personal gain. For those who thought that Trump’s statement on the Dallas shootings was a sign of growth, think again.
Donald Trump is pulling more of his usual antics, as he remains more concerned with generating publicity than doing the actual work of a presidential candidate.
Commissioner Bratton did the right thing. Trump was angling for a cheap publicity stunt by looking to use a horrific mass shooting for his own benefit.
On a near daily basis, Donald Trump shows why he is completely unfit to be the next President Of The United States. Trump lacks the basic empathy and human decency that Americans should expect from their president.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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