Trump Meets with Emotional Family, Friends of Slain Officer at Wake, Calls for ‘Toughening Up’ Law and Order

Former President Donald Trump spoke to mourners and the media outside the wake of slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller, calling for "toughening up" law and order.

Diller's alleged killer, Guy Rivera, had a lengthy criminal record with "21 prior arrests."

"It's such a sad event," Trump told reporters. "It's happening all too often, and we're just not going to let it happen."

"This thug, 'twenty-one times arrested,'" Trump said, referring to Diller's suspected killer, Guy Rivera.

"The person in the car with him was arrested many times, and they don't learn because they don't respect," the former president added.

"The Diller family will never be the same. We have to stop it. We have to get back to law and order."

"We have to do a lot of things differently because this is not working. This is happening too often," Trump emphasized.

"This is such a sad occasion. The only thing we can say is maybe something's going to be learned. We've got to toughen it up and strengthen it up.

"Things like this shouldn't take place and take place so often. We've got to toughen it. We've got to have law and order. These things can't happen. We need law and order."

After Trump spoke, the crowd shouted, "Thank you, President Trump."

Trump was among the hundreds who attended the wake of Diller at Massapequa Funeral Home on Long Island.

Diller, 31, left behind a 1-year-old son.

Visitation for family and friends is being held at the Massapequa Funeral Home at 4980 Merrick Road between 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, followed by the same schedule Friday.

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