Chris Evans, Chris Brown slam Trump's police remarks
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Singer Chris Brown and actor Chris Evans are separately slamming President Trump on social media for his controversial remarks to law enforcement last week, in which he seemed to endorse police brutality.

Evans, the star of “Captain America” and a frequent Trump critic, wrote to his more than 6 million Twitter followers on Tuesday:

During a Friday speech in New York about curbing gang violence, Trump told police officers and officials, “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.’” 

“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?’”

Chris Brown, who’s faced multiple legal battles of his own after pleading guilty to felony assault in 2009, also lashed out at Trump. The president, the 28-year-old “Five More Hours” singer wrote on Instagram, is “giving police more right to f--- up young black men!”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later characterized Trump’s remarks as him “making a joke.”