Donald Trump gave a speech on Friday in front of a crowd of police officers. His message was to enforce violence on suspects and to not “be too nice.”
“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,” Trump told an audience of law enforcement officers and crime victims’ families.
“Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over?” Trump continued. “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?’”
The speech was to intended to lay own his plans to defeat the criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13.
“It is the policy of this administration to dismantle, decimate and eradicate MS-13,” he said.
Trump also said that he has been working with members of Congress in enforcing immigration, asking lawmakers to provide funding for an additional 10,000 federal immigration enforcement and removal officers, which would more than double the current number.
Trump promised to only deport the “bad guys,” but a lot of families have been torn apart by Trump’s rough immigration policies.
You can watch the whole speech below: