Trump hosts LE at White House, pledges support for police
The administration said they would work to end the "dangerous anti-police atmosphere"
By PoliceOne Staff
WASHINGTON — In the first act of the “law and order administration,” President Donald Trump stated on the White House website that a top issue of his presidency will be providing support for the law enforcement community.
Committing to end the “dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America,” Trump said his administration is aiming to reduce violent crime.
The president said the county needs “more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing.”
The administration said in order to support police, stronger border enforcement needs to be put in place to keep drugs out of the country, stop gangs and violence, and end illegal immigration.
“He is dedicated to enforcing our border laws, ending sanctuary cities, and stemming the tide of lawlessness associated with illegal immigration,” the statement reads. “Supporting law enforcement also means deporting illegal aliens with violent criminal records who have remained within our borders.”
In addition, Trump and his staff hosted law enforcement at the White House on Sunday.
In a tweet, Trump said “it was an honor to host our amazing teams of law enforcement at the @WhiteHouse this afternoon. @VP Pence and I are grateful for all you do.”
Among those in attendance Sunday was FBI Director James Comey, who Trump previously accused of “protecting a rigged system” after Comey didn’t recommend charges against Clinton for the use of her private email server, the Associated Press reported.
Trump welcomed Comey to the White House, blew him a kiss and said “he’s become more famous than me.”
Pres. Trump greets FBI Director James Comey during First Responders ceremony at the White House: "He's become more famous than me." pic.twitter.com/9Rdgyqi1iM— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2017