Trump Condemns 'Vilification' Of Police, Says He's Sending Feds To Chicago

President Donald Trump addressed an international audience of law enforcement on Monday and promised unwavering support.

Orlando, FL – President Donald Trump spoke to an international gathering of law enforcement on Monday in Orlando, and promised unparalleled support to the men and women he called a “room of heroes.”

The President spoke at the 125th anniversary celebration of the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Oct. 8, and reaffirmed his commitment to the men and women of law enforcement and their families.

“On behalf of all Americans, I want to express our eternal gratitude for what you do every single day to protect our families defend our streets and take down criminals. And what you do is keep America safe, and nobody does it better than you,” he began his speech.

The President defended the nation’s law enforcement officers in his speech.

“We understand that reducing crime begins with respecting law enforcement. For too many years we have watched politicians escalate political attacks on our courageous police officers – and I’ve never seen it more than over the last few years. It’s disgraceful,” President Trump told the assembled group.

“Politicians who spread this dangerous anti-police sentiment make life easier for criminals, and more dangerous for law-abiding citizens,” the President continued. “And they also make it more dangerous for police, and it must stop. And it must stop now.”

He committed to making sure police officers have the equipment needed to do their jobs, and said he intended to continue making military surplus equipment available to local law enforcement agencies, “whereas others didn’t want you to have that equipment for very strange reasons.”

“They said it looked too tough, it looked too strong. It’s not a good look. You have people shooting at you and they’re worried about your look. Someday you’ll explain that one to me please. I don’t quite get it. ‘Splain it!” President Trump told an enthusiastic audience.

The President also addressed the violent crime and murder rate in Chicago directly, and said he was sending in federal authorities to “straighten out” what has become a “blight” on the city.

He called for Chicago to reinstate the controversial “stop and frisk” policies that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani used to clean up New York City in the 1990s.

“It works. And it was meant for problems like Chicago… ‘Stop and frisk’ works,” the President insisted.

He also said that Chicago police were more than able to take care of the problem if the politicians would back off and let them do their jobs without interference.

President Trump talked about the most recent shootings of police officers, and said “when a police officer is assaulted or killed, it is a wound inflicted upon our entire nation.”

“In order to keep every American safe, we are also making officer safety a top priority,” he promised.

“In 2016, an officer was assaulted in America on an average of every nine minutes. Is this even believable? Last week, seven officers were shot in Florence, South Carolina... One was killed… Our hearts break for the family of fallen Officer Terrence Carraway, we pray for his loved ones and for the officers who are still recovering,” President Trump said.

The President promised to work to shorten the time period required for convicted cop killers to negotiate the appeals process so that the murdered officers’ families wouldn’t have to wait 20 years for justice to be served.

He made a point to tell the assembled law enforcement officers that they weren’t as hated as they might feel.

“I don’t think you understand how much our country loves you and the job you’re doing. You don’t hear it from them… I know their true feelings. You don’t hear it from the media, but I know these people and the people of our country love you,” President Trump assured them.

The President touted the recent addition of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as good for the law enforcement community and the country.

“Today, I stand before you as President of the United States to tell you that my administration will always honor cherish and support the men and women in blue, and we are proud to do it,” President Trump promised the room of law enforcement officers.

Comments (31)
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Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Right on Trump! Stop and frisk works. When you're in a war zone, it should be under Marshall Law anyhow at this point. Curfews, stop and frisk and large police and national guard presence constantly. Do that and you would see most of this dry up quickly.

Sailor
Sailor

Very happy to hear how President Trump is supporting our LEO'S. I am an ardent supporter of LEO'S and the very difficult work they do each and every day. Would love to see him do something about Portland (Oregon) who prevents their police from enforcing laws when BLM, Antifa, other terrorists are out rousting ordinary law abiding citizens.

LEO0301
LEO0301

This is why I support President Trump. He is a strong leader who is not remotely concerned what the media says about him. While other politicians (Obama) say what is politically expedient, Trump says what's in his heart.

bronx163
bronx163

LOVE MY PRESIDENT.

DEFINITELY NOT AN OBAMA COP BASHING PERP SUPPORTING PRESIDENT.

TRUMP 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUND THE DAM WALL CONGRESS!!!!!!!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Wow..... I'm sure the snowflakes and liver-lillied liberal politicians are going to have a fit over this lol !

RPG156
RPG156

Law and Order. WTG 45! Portland is next!

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Don’t you love it that our President stands for the good of our country! Unlike Obozo and Hitlery that condone criminals and terrorist. Trump has followed through on almost every campaign promise fight the Demorats and the sore losers all the way. I’m proud to say I voted and support President Donald Trump!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

My President!!! MAGA

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Thank you President Trump. LEO'S need to hear they have yur support so they can put that badge on every day and KNOW the highest power in the country has their back. This country needs a wake up call to restore justice, civility and respect.

ProudofmyLEO
ProudofmyLEO

Thank you Mr. President. Our LEO family relies on the support of our communities and our leaders to help bring our loved one's home safely each night.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Thank you Mr. President for hearing us and our prayers.

phinum
phinum

My God, it feels like divine intervention that Trump was elected as president. This country was poised on social destruction and now we are beginning to win our country back. God bless police officers. Yes, I've gotten a ticket now and then which caused me to utter a few four letter words under my breath, but I've also called for help at times and they were always there for me. To all who complain about police brutality I say "Just obey the law. If stopped by police, be respectful and cooperate. If you feel wronged, work it out in court". Remember, you get what you give.

barton4950
barton4950

#trump2020 let him finish what he starts here!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I would figure with this clown in office, some of you would start to recognize his pattern of all talk, no action by now.

Dah well. i figure as long as he dangles carrots, y'all will follow along.