Zendaya Claps Back At Trump & People Who Joke About Police Brutality
Donald Trump is the President of the United States of America, but he's also the President of Saying Extremely Inappropriate Sh*t. Because Donald Trump is always on a Donald Trump roll, he made a pretty eyebrow-raising statement to police in New York about how they should handle their suspects. It has people, including Zendaya, upset about his light approach to the police brutality issue.
During a speech made to police officers in Long Island, New York, Donald Trump encouraged them to not be "too nice" to suspects, according to ABC News.
On Monday, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about his statements, and confirmed that Donald Trump wasn't serious about wanting police to hurt people.
Singer and actress Zendaya caught wind of the press secretary's clarifications and wanted to make a few of her own.
Plain and simple. Police brutality has been a national conversation for several years because of its negative impact, which affects people of color at more disproportionate rates. Tragic deaths have occurred that have sparked these conversations and concerns. Families have been changed and broken up forever. Spouses, kids, and other loved ones are still mourning people they believe they have lost due to police brutality.
Even police who actually do their job right are burdened by this because they have to go into communities and interact with people who don't trust them on a regular basis. To joke about police brutality in even a small way is a disservice to both civilians and officers who are trying to overcome it. It's never a comical conversation.
And Zendaya isn't the only one who isn't here for Donald Trump's supposed "joke."
Thomas Manger, the Montgomery County Police Chief, Thomas Manger, shared his thoughts about Donald Trump's statements.
Moral of the story (not to make the assumption that Donald Trump cares about morals or anything...):
Nobody wins when you joke about a situation that has sparked fear, stress, and grief in everyone involved. Instead of making light of police brutality, the president of the United States should be the one leading the charge to end it.