Former President Donald Trump expressed support for the actions of Daniel Penny, the 24-year-old Marine who was charged in the subway death of Jordan Neely, during an interview with The Messenger. Penny placed Neely in a chokehold after he shouted threats at passengers, and Neely died in the hospital later on. Trump revealed that Penny and other subway passengers seemed to have been in serious danger during the incident, and that Penny acted as a true hero to protect other innocent people.
Though he has not seen footage of the incident, Trump declined to make a definitive statement on whether Penny acted as a good Samaritan. However, he did note that Penny and other people in the train were in great danger, and it looked like the man who was killed, Neely, had a long history of criminal problems, having been arrested over 40 times.
Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis publicly praised Penny’s heroic actions and also endorsed a fundraiser for his legal defense. The Messenger queried Trump if he agreed with Governor DeSantis’ statement, to which he added “I haven’t seen the tapes. I won’t make a definitive statement, but it looks to me like the people in that car were in great danger.”
Trump could have and should have used the Daniel Penny question to show how he has policies that can stop subway maniacs.
"Our once great cities have become unlivable, unsanitary nightmares surrendered to the homeless, the drug addicted, and the deranged," he says in his video. pic.twitter.com/0hQXz63q05
— Tim Meads (@TimMeadsUSA) May 15, 2023
The mainstream media is not covering this story fairly and accurately, as usual, because they are omitting key facts that demonstrate why Penny acted in the interest of public safety. This story highlights why it is important to always give people the benefit of the doubt and not rush to judgment, especially when their actions seem to have been motivated by self-defense. It is clear that Daniel Penny acted bravely and heroically in a time of crisis, a fact that should not be quickly dismissed by the liberal media.
Source: The Daily Caller