Trump was ‘making a joke’ in don’t-be-too-nice police speech, White House says

Police officers laugh at a line by President Donald Trump as he delivers remarks about his proposed U.S. government effort against the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, to a gathering of federal, state and local law enforcement officials at the Long Island University campus in Brentwood, New York. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The White House defended President Donald Trump’s recent remarks that police shouldn’t be too nice when transporting suspects, saying Monday that the...

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