A story from the early ’90s has resurfaced, involving Donald Trump stopping an active and violent mugging on the side of a New York City street, just hours after liberals mocked him for suggesting he would have run into the Florida high school where 17 people were killed.
The President earlier this week was responding to reports that Broward County deputies and a school resource officer remained outside the Parkland school, hiding behind vehicles while the onslaught took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump stated. “And I think most of the people in this room would have done that too.”
Naturally, liberals didn’t think the President could have ever engaged in such a heroic act and the mockery ensued.
Tonight at 11/10c, Trevor imagines the totally likely scenario of Donald Trump running into a school shooting unarmed. pic.twitter.com/nCCsvfNVJy
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 27, 2018
Seth MacFarlane showed a clip of Trump shying away from an ornery eagle as proof that he’d never run into the building … or something.
Trump: “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon.” pic.twitter.com/sJshZ4rN94
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 26, 2018
But a story from 1991 resurfaced in the wake of the liberal jokes, and it involves Donald Trump witnessing a violent crime and running toward it, even though he didn’t have a weapon – exactly as he had claimed he would do today.
In the article printed by the New York Daily News, somebody in the former real estate mogul’s limo noticed the mugging, to which Trump told his driver “stop the car because it was brutal-looking.”
The assailant had a baseball bat. Trump had, well … Trump.
People are mocking Trump for saying he’d run into the school to stop the shooter today… BUT in 1991, he had his driver pull over his car to run out of it to stop a mugging.
From the New York Daily News: pic.twitter.com/zJO3ZTpqqo
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 27, 2018
“The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, ‘Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,’” Trump told the reporter, who found out about the story through his own research. “I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”
The future president had no way of knowing whether the man he was confronting had a weapon other than the bat. He had no way of knowing he wouldn’t use the bat on him.
He just ran after him, ‘even though he didn’t have a weapon.’
And just like that, those liberal jokes and another narrative went down the drain.
Do you think President Trump would have run into the high school to save those kids? Would you have run in?