President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts have been ruffling a lot of feathers in his hometown of New York City, but it is his comments about those cuts that have now brought backlash from the top of the New York Police Department (NYPD).
While President Donald Trump has been talking a big game about infrastructure investment, so far, his only specific plans have been to defund projects in the works, including New York’s top two transportation projects — an expansion of the East Side Subway into Queens and a tunnel under the Hudson for safety concerns and increasing automobile traffic.
After bragging about his real estate credentials and claiming to “know the subway system very well,” Trump confessed to the New York Times that “it’s been a long time” since he had driven a car, and he hadn’t ridden the subway since he was a student.
“I’d take the subway to school. Seems a long time ago,” Trump said. “I understand the subway very well. I used to ride between the cars.”
Difficult as it is to fathom right now, the President of the United States is supposed to be a role model, and NYPD Chief Joseph Fox was compelled to address the poor example the President was setting.
This is certainly not the first or worst time The Donald has set a bad example for America’s youth, and it probably won’t be the last. So here’s hoping Chief Fox keeps up the good work of serving the citizenry by protecting us from Donald Trump.
Judging by the comments, the Chief’s service is appreciated by the community.
You might be injured or killed – worse yet, you might turn out like @realDonaldTrump
— Dara Hunt (@DLHDara) April 6, 2017
WEIRD. His comment about knowing it well is beyond laughable. 😂
— Clinton Forry (@wd45) April 6, 2017
Arguably, anyone who does, does not "understand the subway very well."
— quizquest (@quizquest) April 6, 2017
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com