During a speech in Florida on Monday, Donald Trump lamented the fact that the suspect in bombings across New Jersey and New York City over the weekend, captured this morning after a shootout with police, is receiving "amazing" medical attention and has the right to an "outstanding" lawyer.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was taken into custody injured but alive in Linden, New Jersey. Trump said that while it was a good thing authorities "caught this evil thug," the "bad part now is we will give him amazing hospitalization." The crowd booed as Trump continued to tick off the services Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, will receive. "He will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world, 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," Trump said. "On top of all that, he will be represented by an outstanding lawyer."
When asked for comment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "Welcome to America. We have a system of jurisprudence. You're innocent until proven guilty, you have a right to counsel, you have a right to hospitalization if you're ill, that is our system, and that is what makes this country special and what makes this country great." Cuomo said that while officials believe "we have the right man," the government can make mistakes, and that's why "we have trials. I don't know what the alternative would be, unless you thought government on its own belief is the judge, jury, and executioner all in one."