On Wednesday, President Donald Trump attended a roundtable discussion on Long Island, New York, on immigration, with the main focus on brutal gang violence by MS-13. After the event, Trump headed to Marine One to go back to Washington, D.C., when he spotted a group of police officers waiting for him.
He changed course and literally ran over to them to shake their hands and thank them for their service to the country.
The video was posted by Dan Scavino Jr., who runs the administration’s social media:
According to Scavino’s post, the officers were from the New York State Police and also the Nassau County Police Department.
During the roundtable discussion, the president of the Nassau County police union, James McDermott, threw his full support behind Trump and his tough stance on MS-13, where he referred to them as “animals.”
“I am glad he is here. We have been asking the county for help. Behind me are pictures of police officers that have died in the line of duty. MS-13 wants to put another officer on the wall and I can’t let that happen.”