‘Problem isn’t a few bad apples’: The internet recoils in horror as Trump asks cheering cops for brutality
President Donald Trump (Twitter)

Police officers cheered as President Donald Trump urged them to use petty violence against suspected criminals -- and social media users reacted in outrage and horror.


“When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, please don’t be too nice,” Trump told police officers Friday during a speech in Long Island.

“Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody — don’t hit their head," he added. I said, you can take the hand away, okay?”

Twitter users weren't sure whether to be more appalled by the president or the police officers who roared in approval.