President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' On student loans, Biden doesn't have an answer yet Grill company apologizes after sending meatloaf recipe on same day of rock star's death MORE on Wednesday referred to the U.S. justice system as a "joke" and a "laughing stock."
Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Trump mourned the lives lost in the attack Tuesday in New York.
He said the country needs to come up with "punishment that's far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now."
"They'll go through court for years. At the end, they'll be — who knows what happens. We need quick justice and we need strong justice, much quicker and much stronger than we have right now," he said.
"Because what we have right now is a joke and it's a laughing stock and no wonder so much of this stuff takes place."
The comments come after eight people were killed and more injured after a driver drove a truck into a bicycle path in lower Manhattan.