Trump Urges NYPD to ‘Fight Back’ Against Unruly Protesters, Promises to ‘Protect’ Cops If They Do

President Donald Trump held a mini-rally outside of his Bedminster, New Jersey golf property on Friday evening, where he encouraged the group of New York City Police Benevolent Association (NYCPBA) members in attendance to “fight back” when dealing with unruly protesters.

Trump’s started off by referring to an incident back in July when a few NYPD officers were “beaten in broad daylight” during a melee on the Brooklyn Bridge. But then he seemingly cited an incident that took place in July of last year — long before the nationwide protests sparked by the George Floyd killing by police — when two NYPD officers were drenched with buckets of water as they dispersed disorderly crowds during a heat wave. At least
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