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Trump to Honor Officers Who ‘Took a Beating’ Protecting Rand Paul with Commendations at WH Ceremony

By Craig Bannister | September 1, 2020 | 11:39am EDT
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President Donald Trump will honor the four police officers who protected Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) from a threatening mob as he and his wife were leaving the White House last Thursday, Trump said in an interview Monday.

Speaking with Fox News Host Laura Ingraham, Trump made the announcement while contrasting the way media and Democrats portray his supporters when they peacefully protest with the way they portray violent left-wing mobs:

“It's a peaceful protest. I mean, they were protesting. They weren’t - you know it's amazing. They want to protest and they get criticized.

“The other people run through the streets, burn down storefronts, hurt people, beat people and kill people, kick people in the face - that would have happened to Rand Paul by the way and his wife, except that you had two, and then ultimately four, very good policeman who took a big beating. They took a big beating and they really saved Rand Paul.

“In fact, we are going to bring them into the White House and give them some kind of a commendation because they really, they really - what they did was very brave, actually. I mean, can you imagine, I’m saying policemen were brave because they were escorting, but they’re escorting a U.S. senator and his wife and, as Rand said, he would have been killed if they weren't there.”

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