Video: President Trump Detours from Marine One – Runs Over to Shake Hands With Police Officers

President Donald Trump detoured from his walk to Marine One in Bethpage on Long Island, New York, Wednesday afternoon when he spotted a group of police officers standing off to his right. Trump abruptly turned and broke ranks with his aides and Secret Service detail and ran, or as best a seventy-one-year-old man can run, a short jog and then swiftly walked the rest of the way over to the assembled police where he shook their hands and returned a salute from one of the officers. Just moments before, Trump had thanked a group of Bethpage firefighters on his way in to the fenced off area where Marine One was waiting with rotors turning and the officers were gathered. In the video, the firefighters Trump greeted can be seen through the fence in the background.

Trump was at Bethpage for a public meeting on combating the animals of MS-13.

Video was posted by Assistant to the President Dan Scavino, Jr., Wednesday evening. Scavino noted the officers were with Nassau County and New York State Police, โ€œ[email protected] @realDonaldTrump loves our law enforcement officers all around the country โ€“ as seen here with @NYSPolice and @NassauCountyPD on his way to Marine One in Bethpage, New York. #LESM๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ€

Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted a photo of Trump with the firemen, โ€œAs the granddaughter of a firefighter Iโ€™m so proud to work for a president who supports the men and women of fire departments across the country, as seen here today in Bethpage, NY.โ€

Trump posted more photos along with his appreciation Wednesday night, โ€œThank you to all of the incredible law enforcement officers and firefighters in Bethpage, New York. Keep up the great work!โ€

Bonus photo from Scavino of the Statue of Liberty and the Freedom Tower as viewed from Marine One.

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