During his speech at a campaign-style rally Saturday at Orlando Melbourne Airport in Florida, President Donald Trump promised he would help protect America’s police officers.
In the speech, the president promised to take action to make sure law enforcement would remain safe and told the crowd that “safety is a civil right.”
“I’ve directed the Department of Justice to take a firm, firm stance to protect our cops, sheriffs, and police from crimes of violence against them,” Trump said, according to the Palm Beach Post.
“We will work with our police not against our police, our police do a great job and they’ve never been troubled like they’re troubled now. It’s very unfair what’s happening. So we want to cherish our law enforcement. We will always protect those who protect us.”
Trump also reiterated his intention to crack down on crime.
“We’ve directed the creation of a task force for reducing violent crime in America, including our inner cities,” the president said. “We’re going to make our inner cities safe again. Look at what’s going on. Look at what’s happening in Chicago. Hundreds of shootings, hundreds of deaths. I’ll tell you, what’s happening in Chicago and many other places. Safety is a civil right. And we will fight to make America totally safe again.
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“I’ve ordered the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to coordinate on a plan to destroy transnational criminal cartels, which are all over the United States, and we are going to stop the drugs from pouring into your country, into your community, into your cities and poisoning our youth. We’re stopping it. We’re stopping it. We’ve taken historic action to secure the southern border and I’ve ordered the construction of a great border wall, which will start very shortly.”
Police supporters responded accordingly.
— FreedomFrayed (@FreedomFrayed) February 18, 2017
Trump: "Cherish our law enforcement – protect those who protect us. We have a task force that will make our inner cities safe again." pic.twitter.com/8v4AGqPoRB
— Ava Armstrong (@MsAvaArmstrong) February 18, 2017
You have to say this: That’s something you didn’t hear under the Obama administration.
H/T Fox News
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