WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- Continuing on a theme ever-present in his campaign during rallies and speeches, President Trump has again highlight his support for the country’s law enforcement with a statement of support unveiled today on the White House website as the venue transitioned from the old administration to the new.
He said he will end the “dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America,” The statement also read, “Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter.”
In the past hours, two law enforcement officers have been killed in the line-of-duty, a Westwego Louisiana police officer who was shot to death and a Bloomingdale Illinois officer that was killed in a vehicle crash during a call.
President Trump issued the following statement describing his administration’s backing of the nation’s police:
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.