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Contributing Writer | Telegraph Local
President Trump and presidential front-runner Joe Biden have very contrasting views and opinions when discussing the events when two police officers were ambushed and shot last week.
At President Trump’s indoor rally held on Sunday in Nevada, he called for the death penalty for people who kill police officers, says CBS Los Angeles.
“We also believe that if you murder a police officer you should receive the death penalty,” Trump said at the rally.
Trump added, “This animal goes up to the car — two unsuspecting fine people. They are fine people. They are in very grave condition as you know. He’s an animal.”
“And I called him an animal, as you know, and I was criticized by people for calling him an animal. They said he’s a human being. He’s not a human being. He’s an animal.”
The shootings took place late Saturday night. The unprovoked attack was captured on video. The police officers have both been through surgery and are in critical condition.
Joe Biden called the shooting “unconscionable” and said the suspect should be brought to justice. He added that anyone who commits an act of violence “should be caught and punished.”
“Weapons of war have no place in our communities,” the former Vice President tweeted. “We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
On Sunday, a senior Los Angeles County sheriff’s official told ABC News the deputies are expected to survive.
ABC News reported Sheriff Alex Villanueva as saying, “That was a cowardly act,” the sheriff said during a news conference on Saturday night. “The two deputies were doing their job, minding their own business, watching out for the safety of the people on the train.”
“To see somebody just walk up and start shooting on them. It pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time. There’s no pretty way to say it.”