Former President Donald Trump stated Friday that when there is a new sheriff in the White House, mob mayhem would no longer rule in American towns.
“We will immediately stop all of the pillaging and theft,” Trump told the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, according to The Associated Press.
“Very simply: If you rob a store, you can fully expect to be shot as you are leaving that store.
As the applause faded, Trump had one more word to add: “Shot!”
“If you rob a store, you can fully expect to be shot as you are leaving that store – SHOT.” – President Trump. We need the president in #Memphis pic.twitter.com/ed5UECczGq
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“The word that they shoot you will get out within minutes and our nation, in one day, will be an entirely different place,” Trump said.
“There must be retribution for theft and destruction and the ruination of our country.”
Noting that “we have the greatest law enforcement in the world,” Trump said police are restrained because they “know what to do, but they aren’t allowed to do anything because of incompetent politicians,” according to Fox News.
“When the police are allowed to do their job – and that means sometimes shoot them – this will stop immediately. Immediately,” he said,
Trump on crime: “When the police are allowed to do their job, and means in some cases shot them, this will stop.” pic.twitter.com/divMU6AEjh
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Retail thievery has increased, causing Target to close many locations in Democratic-majority cities around the country. According to a recent investigation by KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, organized retail theft costs businesses in the state $1 billion each year.
According to USA Today, the National Retail Federation estimates that retail theft costs the US $112.1 billion each year.
Last week, Philadelphia was rocked by two days of looting when flash mobs descended on retailers such as Apple, Lululemon, and Foot Locker, according to WPVI-TV.
The looting occurred after a judge dismissed charges against a police officer accused of murder in the August shooting death of a driver, according to KYW-TV in Philadelphia.
Trump also stated that if he is elected, the Department of Justice will put pressure on local prosecutors to crack down on crime.
“I will direct a completely overhauled DOJ to investigate every radical DA and AG in America for their illegal, racist, and reverse enforcement of the law,” Trump said in another video clip posted to X.
President Trump: “I will direct a completely overhauled DOJ to investigate every radical DA and AG in America for their illegal, racist, and reverse enforcement of the law” pic.twitter.com/EkwrDvEtte
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“We will start with the Marxist monsters unleashing mayhem on Los Angeles and San Francisco,” he said.
“We will reverse the decline of America and we will end the desecration of your once great state, California,” Trump said, according to AP.
“This is not a great state anymore. This is a dumping ground. You’re a dumping ground. The world is being dumped into California. Prisoners. Terrorists. Mental patients,” he said.
Trump said that “under the radical left Marxists and fascists,”California was a state with “mass homeless encampments, soaring taxes, woke tech tyrants, child mutilation … roving bands of criminals looters and thugs,” according to Reason.
Trump blamed the state’s water constraints on “lunatic” environmentalists.
“In Los Angeles, you have faucets, washing machines, all these things, but there’s very little water…a $35 million house and you can’t take a shower,” he said.