Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik on Tuesday slammed news organizations and President Donald Trump’s critics for taking his comments on arresting suspects last week and turning them “into a negative.”
“Anyone who was in that audience knew that the president was playing to the crowd and was joking,” Kerik, who oversaw the city’s forces during the 9/11 attacks, posted on Facebook.
“Only the press and his political critics, police chiefs, and politicians alike, could turn his extremely inspirational and motivational remarks into a negative.
“For the first time in nearly a decade, there’s a president in the White House who unequivocally supports our local, state, and federal law enforcement community,” added Kerik, who attended Trump’s speech.
“It’s sickening that there are political leaders in this country who can’t stand it.”
President Trump spoke to officers Friday at Suffolk Community College on Long Island in New York on his