Donald Trump backed the NYPD officer suspended without pay by tweeting support of him.
‘Thank you to the most incredible people on earth. I stand with you 100%. Get that great Officer back to work!’ Trump shared Tuesday in response to a tweet by the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), voicing their support for the president.
Thank you to the most incredible people on earth. I stand with you 100%. Get that great Officer back to work! https://t.co/nMH3MlBCqU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020
The officer – who hasn’t been named – was suspended after blaring ‘Trump 2020’ out of his patrol vehicle’s megaphone at passersby.
However, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said that behavior will not be tolerated.
“When you wear our uniform it is imperative to remain apolitical,” Monahan said on Twitter. “Behavior like this will not be tolerated and will be dealt with.”
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea also commented on the matter, calling the incident “one hundred percent unacceptable.”
“Law Enforcement must remain apolitical, it is essential in our role to serve ALL New Yorkers regardless of any political beliefs,” Shea tweeted.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also commented on the incident through his Twitter account on Sunday.
“Let me be clear: ANY NYPD Officer pushing ANY political agenda while on duty will face consequences,” the mayor said. “We will act fast here, and this will not be tolerated.”
Two different videos were shared online of what appeared to be the same incident from Saturday night. In the one retweeted by the NYPD, which contains profane language, a person is apparently confronting the officer and telling him to “do it again.” It is unclear what happened prior to the videos being recorded.
“Trump 2020,” the officer said over the loud speaker after being told to “say it again.”
The person recording then calls the officer a “f—— facist.”
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