Trump Just Had An Incredibly Awkward Moment Boasting About The ‘Best Genes’ Of Fallen Officer
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump honored a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Trump gave an address on Capitol Hill at a memorial for fallen police officers. The appearance, which was intended to be a tribute to the officers, turned into an awkward opportunity for the president to display his obsession with DNA and people’s genetic makeup.
During his remarks, the president turned to a grieving family gathered behind him and said, “your mom’s legacy will never die.” He did not stop there. In an awkward and inappropriate tangent, the president said that the mother of the person behind him had “good genes. “He continued, saying she had “the best genes I’ve ever seen.”
This is far from the first time the president has shown his preoccupation with genetics. He likes to talk about his own genetic superiority on a regular basis. He has commented on the greatness of his family’s genes. He has also convinced his doctors to issue similarly glowing reports about his supposedly exceptional DNA.
As sad as it is, it should come as no surprise that the president would find a way to take a solemn moment honoring a fallen public servant to display his own odd obsession.
TRUMP: “Your mom’s legacy will never, ever die. You have good genes, right? Good genes. They have the best genes I’ve ever seen.” pic.twitter.com/ATHPDPn0DU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 15, 2018
Trump also renewed his call for a crackdown on illegal immigration during the event.
Speaking outside the U.S. Capitol, Trump called on lawmakers to fund his proposed border wall, pass new measures cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities and end what he called “catch and release” immigration laws.
“We don’t want it anymore. We’ve had it. Enough is enough,” Trump said at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
He said current policies “release violent criminals back into our communities” and put police and border patrol officers’ lives at risk.
Trump also revived another controversial, but unfulfilled, campaign pledge: mandating capital punishment for people who kill police officers.
“We must end the attacks on our police and we must end them right now,” the president said. “We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty. Bring it forth.”