Trump: Paul Pelosi assault a 'terrible thing'
'This country is out of control and you look at -- and they're Democrat run cities almost exclusively,' Trump says, addressing the rising crime in major cities across the U.S.
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Former President Donald Trump shared his reaction to the assault of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul in a new interview on Saturday.
Americano Media asked Trump if he thought the Pelosi attack was a reflection of rising criminal activity happening in the U.S.
Trump was also asked for his thoughts on the Illinois law that eliminates cash bail and could lead to the release of many prisoners.
"These people are crazy. They're going to release stone cold killers out of the jails. Nobody knows why. I mean, they need room or something. Yeah, with Paul Pelosi, that's a terrible thing; with all of them, it's a terrible thing. Look at what's happened to San Francisco, generally, look at what is happening in Chicago. It was far worse than Afghanistan," Trump said during the interview.
"When I had Afghanistan. I told you, 18 months, we went without one soldier being shot and you look at what happens in Chicago in one weekend; last weekend was brutal. It was like a warzone. No, we have to give the police back their dignity, their respect. They can solve the problem," he added.
Trump continued, saying, "Today if a police officer says something that's slightly out of line it's like, you know, the end of his life, the end of his pension, the end of his family. We can't do that. We have to give the police back their authority and their power and their respect because this country is out of control and you look at -- and they're Democrat run cities almost exclusively."
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