Trump Slams Top Democrats for Skipping Fallen Officer’s Wake

( – Former President Donald Trump attended the wake of Jonathan Diller, a New York Police officer who was shot and killed during a routine vehicle check, on Thursday. Trump spoke with “Fox & Friends” co-host, Brian Kilmeade after the viewing.

During the interview, Trump criticized President Joe Biden for missing the gathering meant to honor and show respect for Diller and his family. Biden, along with former presidents Barak Obama and Bill Clinton was participating in a fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall instead of being present to express condolences to Diller’s family or respect for the fallen officer. Trump said attending the wake is “a sad moment for our country” and said “they should be a part of it whether they like it or not.”

Trump mentioned Diller’s wife Stephanie calling her “incredible” and continued to say that he wanted to be there with the family and the family wanted him to attend. Trump said the Diller family, the NYPD, and the country “lost a hero.”

The former president and presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee said the country needs “law and order” again to stop these tragedies, calling the slaying of Diller a “brutal murder.” He also commented that Biden’s political “base” won’t allow him to be supportive of police. Biden’s Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not comment on whether or not Biden had reached out to Diller’s family by phone but said the President spoke with NYC Mayor Eric Adams to express his condolences.

Jonathan Diller was shot when he approached a vehicle parked in front of a bus stop occupied by Guy Rivera and Lindy Jones. Rivera allegedly opened fire on Dillard, shooting him once in the stomach. Diller was later pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital leaving behind his wife and one-year-old son. Rivera and Jones both have a lengthy criminal history with multiple arrests. Rivera was arraigned early Thursday on charges of murder of a police officer, attempted murder, and criminal possession of a weapon.

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