Uniformed Cops Forced Into Obama Photo Op Now Banned From Trump Rally

Minneapolis police plan to show visible support for the President's visit even after wearing uniforms was banned.

Minneapolis, MN – A sudden policy change has prohibited uniformed Minneapolis police officers from appearing in uniform at political events.

But the officers say that the change won't stop them from showing their broad support for President Donald Trump when he visits the city on Oct. 10.

Minneapolis Police Lieutenant Bob Kroll, the president of the Police Officer’s Federation of Minneapolis, told Blue Lives Matter that his membership is most upset about the “hypocrisy” being demonstrated by the rule change.

For years, uniformed Minneapolis police officers have been used as props in photo ops with Democratic politicians, including former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Lt. Kroll explained.

He said that for years, Minneapolis police officers supported Democratic candidates because of the labor connection, and the police federation was allowed to appear in ads and align themselves with candidates they endorsed with no objection.

But in recent years, the tide has changed, and the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis has not endorsed Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) candidates.

“Because they’ve kind of turned their backs on the police and many other working people, we’ve shifted gears and we’ve been endorsing Republicans for the last several years,” Lt. Kroll told Blue Lives Matter. “So now they’ve said, ‘no longer can you wear your uniform to support your political candidates.’”

He told Blue Lives Matter that officers remember being ordered to appear behind the dais when President Obama visited the city to push his gun control agenda in 2013.

“They’re upset because it’s the hypocrisy,” Lt. Kroll said. “All kinds of photos of our command staff have surfaced of our officials behind President Obama because they were ordered to be there.”

City officials, however, seem totally opposed to rolling out the welcome wagon for the current President of the United States.

Within hours of President Trump announcing he was having a rally in Minneapolis in October, the city’s mayor released a shocking statement that said the Commander in Chief wasn’t welcome in his fair city.

“Under ordinary circumstances, it would be an honor to welcome a sitting President of the United States to Minneapolis and to showcase all our city has to offer on the national stage,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said in a written statement. “But these aren’t ordinary circumstances. Since taking office President Trump’s actions have been reprehensible and his rhetoric has made it clear that he does not value the perspectives or rights of Minneapolis’ diverse communities.”

“On October 10, our entire city will stand not behind the President, but behind the communities and people who continue to make our city – and this country – great. While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the President from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis,” Frey said.

But Lt. Kroll told Blue Lives Matter the mayor does not speak for his union’s membership.

“Jacob Frey released his statement within hours saying [President Trump’s] not welcome here,” the union boss said. “That’s obviously not how the police department feels because pretty much all of my members are Trump supporters.”

“It was just the opposite under Obama,” Lt. Kroll continued. “Obama had an anti-police agenda from the start and the Trump administration has been a breath of fresh air for law enforcement.”

He told Blue Lives Matter that his membership doesn’t plan to break the new no-uniform rule, but they also have no plans to be invisible at President Trump’s rally.

Lt. Kroll said t-shirts have been donated and were being embroidered to reflect the Minneapolis police officers’ support for President Trump.

“We are making shirts that show law enforcement’s support for Trump, and we’ll make sure they’re seen one way or the other, inside and outside,” the lieutenant told Blue Lives Matter.

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flybynight
flybynight

👌🖕

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Wait a second... isn't Minneapolis the home of Rep Omar, whose hate speech was so horrific that she was banned from visiting Israel? And when she spoke about 9/11, she said "CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognized that some people did something."

Sounds like they allow and encourage hate speech from their elected congresswoman, but when a sitting republican president wants to visit, he is not welcome because his message doesn't align with their hate filled values. More hypocrisy from the democratic leadership, especially considering they have used police officers are props to support their agendas in the past.

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Where there is a will, there’s a way

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Some politicians in this country have lost their minds...I am speaking more of the ones with the liberal/socialist bent.

flybynight
flybynight

Well, he was our first half white president.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

The Twin Cities: The $hithole that taints the beautiful state of Minnesota.

randall ballard
randall ballard

I would lose my job on October 10 if I were an officer there. Obummer stood up for people burning their cities down praised those who hate police. Actually if I had been there several years would have lost my job when told to stand behind the jerk. I hope the officers grow enough of a pair to support him anyway,in uniform. What are they gonna do, fire at least half of their police officers at once? That would be a field day for the criminals and tragic to law abiding citizens. I hope the hypocrite is fired and replaced by a normal sane person soon.

tottenbrian
tottenbrian

Minniapolis deserves what it asks for - Stand by your LEOs!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Jacob Frey is a transplant to Minnesota. He wasn't born here or went to school here. His hopes I'm sure are a higher office, possibly President himself. Beware, he's trouble. Minneapolis used to be a great city but it's gone down the toilet in the past few years. Police can't do their job, told to stand down and constantly are under the microscope of those who know nothing about their jobs. Unfortunately more and more people are being murdered and it's not PC to call a spade a spade for those committing so many crimes - It's ok though for gangs of jackals to circle whites downtown and nearly killing them for a cell phone or money. May they all rot in hell as far as I'm concerned.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Follow the rules, cops.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Can you hear the echo of laughter? That’s George Orwell from the grave. He didn’t have a crystal ball. He had a clarity for the obvious that most people choose to avoid. “Life imitates art”. I hate it when the old sayings ring true like this.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Now that's a mayor in need of a good ass whooping.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

All I've got to say is Make America Even Greater. Trump/Pence 2020!

Plus a little more...

Democrats want to raise your taxes, put MS-13 on your street, and let creepy men pee in your daughters' restrooms.

My Democratic governor reinstated the voting rights to over 10,000 felons, even though they had not applied for reinstatement. They are counting on the criminal vote that their agenda appeals to.

Trump supports all LEOs, including ICE and border patrol. Dems want to ignore the border, and provide sanctuary to people who break the law as their first step onto American soil, because they want more votes and have no agenda. Well, people who break the law tend to continue to do so, more than average, and they tend to try to stay under the radar and avoid all kinds of other laws like paying taxes and Social Security payments and such that the law-abiding like you and I have to pay for.

Democrats will happily let law-abiding citizens get harmed, if it gives them more votes. Trump's support for LEOs is unwavering.

Need to vote for law and order and putting America first, not these folks that publicly tell you that they are against LEOs and justice...

Samval
Samval

Kudos to the Police Department for taking a stand and doing what is right! Sounds like the Mayor needs to be replaced.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

The boys should be fully decked out in Thin Blue Line flag gear. I'll buy somebody a tshirt if needed.

RunningFromNY
RunningFromNY

When the democrat hack mayor says "under normal circumstances it translates to "when a democrat is in office".

TWalters
TWalters

Obama was responsible for spreading the false narrative police officers were targeting unarmed black men. This lead to mass ambush executions of police officers. No uniformed officer should have ever posed anywhere near him for his political gain. He is an enemy of law enforfement.

tfort
tfort

It happened in in 2013 and Kroll is just now bringing it up?

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Dear Brothers in Minneapolis, I'm from NH and I Support You 110%. I may not always agree with the current sitting President, all of the time, but he is RIGHT far more often than he is he is not. The Support we get from the current Execute Branch of our Government, as well as from the Conservative/Republican Party is absolutely a Breath of Fresh Air. Keep up the Good Fight and Be Safe Out There!

GLOCK_LAWMAN
GLOCK_LAWMAN

I would show up in dress blues, then if the mayor wants to find out what real hell is his police body guards should leave him stranded at the rally . In all my years of civil service I stood my ground and made it clear to all I worked for. I'm an equal opportunity enforcer. I only fear GOD and not man, including people like lowest moron denominator. I also have a great friend name SUE.

I think all my brothers and sisters should show up in dress blue and let the moron mayor chips fall . Check out east Pittsburgh, and Baltimore . They are crying from their own ignorance......

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Here's Obama blaming law enforcement for being racists. It's what he said...

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

you gotta see the faces of these officers sitting behind obama. Lol.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

The bureaucrats keep pulling stunts like these and we will see Civil War II soon.

Yahderhey
Yahderhey

minnesotastan hates america

61mouse
61mouse

Since taking office President Trump’s actions have been reprehensible ......well WTF mayor, ever since he got in office you Demoasses have done nothing but to TRY to bring him down . But guess what we DEPLORABLES have his back .

Dfc3166
Dfc3166

The Democrats prove everyday what a bunch of assholes they are, they don't even have to be in politics. Just pay attention in your everyday lives, you'll see it for yourselves, they'll do something stupid! Guaranteed!

Wish505
Wish505

This is what happens folks when good people don't take and interest and put solid Americans into positions such as mayor and council members. They infest our nations under being with there liberal and antipolice/anti-American propaganda.

Gramercy
Gramercy

I am so honored that the police personnel have "found a way to use their voice" in an environment that is trying desperately to stifle truth, honesty..and yes, THE AMERICAN WAY OF DEMOCRACY!!!!