Trump is a man of his word and that means he’s sticking up for our men and women in blue. Soon after Trump took the oath of office Friday, the official White House website published six top priorities of the Trump administration, including one titled, “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community.”
By Mona Salama
In the Law Enforcement section, Trump states his administration “will be a law and order administration,” committed to ending the “dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America.”
The statement offers a stark difference from his predecessor, President Barack Obama, who routinely investigated police departments all while championing anti-police groups such as Black Lives Matter.
Such anti-police groups have led to an uptick in anger and hatred towards police. 135 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016. Out of the 135 fallen officers, 64 were killed in shooting fatalities with 21 of those being ambushed attacks. The most deadliest ambush against police officers occurred in Dallas, Texas, in July of 2016 where five police officers were fatally shot during a Black Lives Matter protest.
The Trump administration, according to the statement, will prevent these protest movements from continuing to have the power to freely riot and loot in the streets.
“Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter,” the statement reads on the White House’s official website. “The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it. Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter. Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.”
The entire statement follows below:
One of the fundamental rights of every American is to live in a safe community. A Trump Administration will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration. President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the public. The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.
The Trump Administration is committed to reducing violent crime. In 2015, homicides increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. There were thousands of shootings in Chicago last year alone.
Our country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing.
Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter. Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.
Supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves. We will uphold Americans’ Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system.
President Trump is committed to building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. He is dedicated to enforcing our border laws, ending sanctuary cities, and stemming the tide of lawlessness associated with illegal immigration.
Supporting law enforcement also means deporting illegal aliens with violent criminal records who have remained within our borders.
It is the first duty of government to keep the innocent safe, and President Donald Trump will fight for the safety of every American, and especially those Americans who have not known safe neighborhoods for a very long time.