Yesterday, the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, was under fire from folks on every side of the political spectrum.
Everyone from your average Joe on the street, to A-list celebrities, were calling out the controverisal former leader for his decision to host a boxing event rather than spend his day honouring those who died in the September 11th attacks, which took place 20 years ago yesterday.
However, despite the controversy, photos have now emerged of Donald Trump, as he surprised fire fighters and police officers in New York by just randomly showing up to praise them.
Dozens of photos show Trump standing proud with the New York heroes, and many of them seem pretty happy to see him.
President Trump visiting the NYPD and FDNY on the 20th Anniversary of #September11 #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/wsOhQFbLE8
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) September 11, 2021
Trump praised New York's Finest, telling the crowd: "If they let you do your job you wouldn't have crime in New York!" As some in the crowd nodded their heads, The Donald then jokingly warned them to "just stand and just be perfect. Don't nod, because if you do nod, you'll get in trouble, OK?"
Trump also appeared for an abundance of photographs, many of which were taken by firefighters themselves, as well as some taken by Dan Scavino, the former deputy White House Chief of Staff and Director of Social Media.
Donald was in jovial spirits throughout his time with the NYPD and FDNY. At one point, Trump even cracked a joke about, presumably, covid and could be heard simply saying: ""I'm not catching anything from you. If I do, I'll come back and blame you!"
He also signed the stationhouse log book, writing, "I love you all!"
As Trump left the NYPD's 17th Precinct in midtown, he was met with mainly support. One man could even be heard yelling: "THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US SAFE!
Trump then lined up outside the stationhouse and posed for photographs and autographs.
At one point, Trump told the audience:
I've been given so much support by the people who do what you do. We love the blue. I'll say it loud. You know, you're not supposed to say that. We love the blue.
Regardless of your opinion of Trump it's only fair to say he did his bit yesterday and that the photos we've seen show that the hardworking heroes of the NYPD and FDNY sure looked happy to see the former POTUS.