Trump calls on de Blasio to 'stand up' for NYC police after water dousing incidents

President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE called on New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOvernight Health Care — Biden touts drug price push New York mayor announces vaccine mandate for private-sector employers These are the states where the omicron variant has been identified MORE (D) to “stand up” for his city’s police department after a video of officers getting doused in water over the weekend went viral. 

“What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “It is time for @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio to STAND UP for those who protect our lives and serve us all so well.”

“What took place was completely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. Bill de Blasio should act immediately!” he emphasized.

De Blasio fired back at Trump, saying crime has dropped in New York City "and it’s not just because you finally left town."

Chief Terrence Monahan of the New York Police Department (NYPD) said Wednesday that “multiple” arrests were made over the incidents both at the scenes and in the days following. 

One of the videos that went viral shows two officers being doused with water and hit by empty buckets while making an arrest in Harlem. Another shows two officers in Brooklyn being drenched with thrown water as they walk away from a small crowd.

 
 
 
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De Blasio has come out swinging against the instances, calling them “completely unacceptable” and saying the NYPD is investigating. 

 

“Completely unacceptable. A video from the 28 Precinct shows people interfering in an arrest by throwing water and objects at officers. The NYPD kept New Yorkers safe through the heatwave and last night's outages. We won't tolerate this kind of disrespect. NYPD is investigating,” he tweeted earlier this week, citing a widespread power outage and heat wave that hit the city.