Trump Was ‘Source Of Comfort’

Former President Donald J. Trump

( – Confirming that former President Donald Trump is a man of his word when it comes to supporting authorities’ families when a tragedy happens, Nassau County executive Bruce Blakeman shared on Fox News that Trump was a “source of comfort” to the family of slain New York Police Department officer Jonathan Diller during the wake.

Appearing on “Hannity,” Blakeman discussed Trump’s presence at Diller’s memorial after the officer’s tragic death early this week during a routine traffic stop in Far Rockaway, Queens. Fox guest host Jeanine Pirro asked Blakeman about the atmosphere with the former president in attendance.

Blakeman recounted the touching moments, stating that Trump personally offered condolences to each family member and spent private time with Stephanie, Diller’s widow.

He mentioned that Trump and Stephanie prayed together and recalled about Diller’s character. Blakeman described how Trump even hugged Diller’s grandmother upon her request, which caused a heartfelt response from the gathered mourners.

“As he left the area with over 200 friends and family of Officer Diller – with their little boy Ryan, with Officer Diller’s mother Fran, with his brother and sister, and son-in-law – they did something I’ve never seen before, Jeanine, at a wake. They gave him a rousing ovation.” Blakeman expressed.

He also said that “[t]hey clapped their hands and showed their gratitude for President Trump’s kindness and for his compassion. It was a very, very beautiful and warm moment. It’s one that I will never forget and I think it was very comforting for the family.”

Meanwhile, on the night of the tragic incident Officer Diller initiated a routine traffic stop upon noticing a car parked illegally at a bus stop.

The encounter turned deadly when the suspect, Guy Rivera refused to exit the vehicle and shot Diller in the abdomen, just below his bulletproof vest. Reports revealed that Rivera had a history of arrests and a prior prison sentence for drug-related offenses.

While Trump attended Diller’s wake, Joe Biden joined former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for a re-election fundraiser event but clearly did not attend the late officer’s memorial.

In contrast, Biden expressed his condolences to Diller’s family during a meeting with Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

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