Both Biden and Trump Headed to NYC, But Their Destinations Could Not Be More Different

Former President Donald Trump, currently the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, is set to attend the wake of fallen New York City police officer Jonathan Diller on Thursday.

The 31-year-old officer was tragically killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop in Queens on Monday, leaving behind a wife and a 1-year-old son.

According to the police, Diller was shot below his bulletproof vest while approaching an illegally parked vehicle.

Despite being rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.

The visitation for the slain officer will take place in the suburb of Massapequa, as reported by the Associated Press.

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Trump’s decision to honor the fallen officer comes as he makes crime in Democrat-led cities a central focus of his third presidential campaign.

The former president has consistently expressed his concerns about the rising crime rates in these cities and has advocated for protecting police officers from lawsuits related to potential misconduct as they work to address the issue.

While Trump pays his respects to Officer Diller, President Joe Biden will also be in New York, attending a fundraiser alongside former Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

In a statement, Trump campaign spokesperson Karoline Leavitt said, “President Trump is moved by the invitation to join NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller’s family and colleagues as they deal with his senseless and tragic death.”

However, the campaign did not provide further details about Trump’s appearance or whether he intends to deliver remarks at the wake.

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The tragic loss of Officer Diller serves as a somber reminder of the risks faced by law enforcement officers in their daily efforts to protect and serve their communities.