Chris Brown slammed President Donald Trump on Friday (July 28) over comments he made during a law-and-order speech earlier in the day.
During his controversial speech in Long Island, NY, the POTUS called for the roughing up of criminals by police, while also promising to destroy street gangs.
“We’re going to enforce our laws, protect our borders and support our police like our police have never been supported before,” Trump said.
“When you see these thugs thrown into the back of a paddy wagon. You see them thrown in, rough. I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’ ” he later added.
Well, Chris Brown took issue with these comments, blasting Trump on Instagram. “WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK?????! HE GIVING POLICE MORE RIGHT TO FUCK UP YOUNG BLACK MEN!! SHIT IS CRAZZY!!! this is not how u make peace or any kind of help. Please wake up people,” the singer wrote, alongside a video of Trump’s speech.
While many of his followers agreed with his comments, some pointed out that never mentioned race in his speech. “He said THUGS….why are you automatically assuming they are young black men?” one user wrote.
Another responded, “We know he didn’t say black people… he said ‘thugs’ but normally when you hear the word ‘thugs’ and think of a race you think of the black race more than any other race. That’s all, Chris was basically simplifying it. But tbh we are ALL TARGETS.”
Despite Trump’s strong stance, police themselves didn’t agree.
“As a department, we do not and will not tolerate ‘roughing’ up prisoners,” the Suffolk County Police Department said in a statement via Twitter. “The SCPD has strict rules & procedures relating to the handling of prisoners. Violations of those rules are treated extremely seriously.
As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners.
— Suffolk County PD (@SCPDHq) July 28, 2017