Trump Unhappy About Hospital, Lawyer for Bomb Suspect

'He'll probably even have room service'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2016 12:57 AM CDT
Updated Sep 20, 2016 6:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami was taken into custody after a shootout Monday—and Donald Trump is not happy about the standard of care he believes the 28-year-old Afghan immigrant is receiving. "Now we will give him amazing hospitalization. He will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world," Trump told a rally in Florida, per ABC News. "He will be given a fully modern and updated hospital room. And he'll probably even have room service, knowing the way our country is. And on top of all of that, he will be represented by an outstanding lawyer." Trump called for the use of "whatever lawful methods are available" to get information from the suspect.

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Trump called for "speedy, but fair trials" and "a just but very harsh punishment." He lamented that Rahami's case will probably be tied up in the courts for years—and "his punishment will not be what it once would have been." Mediaite reports that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in response to Trump's remarks, said that protecting America means protecting rights. "Welcome to America. We have a system of jurisprudence," he said. "You're innocent until proven guilty. You have a right to counsel. And you have the right to hospitalization if you're ill." Hillary Clinton slammed Trump's "irresponsible, reckless rhetoric" and said his response to the bombings was "demagogic," CNN reports. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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