ABC’s Dowd: Trump Is a ‘Weak Person’s Idea of What a Strong Person Is’


Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” former the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd called President Donald Trump “a weak person’s idea of what a strong person is,” adding, “His idea of a strong person is bullying people.” Partial transcript as follows: RADDATZ: I know want to turn to another event this week, that’s getting a lot of attention. President Trump spoke to law enforcement and had these words for them. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) TRUMP: Like, when you guys put somebody in the car, and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put the hand over — like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody. Don’t hit their head. I said, you can take the hand away, OK? (END VIDEO CLIP) RADDATZ: And the comments are pouring in from police departments all over the country. The New York Police Department to suggest that police officers apply any standard in the use of force other than what is reasonable is irresponsible, unprofessional, sends the wrong message. Boston Police Department, as a police department, we’re committed to helping people not harming them. The statements go on and on — Seattle,