Trump releases video urging respect, support for police
The presidential hopeful wanted to draw support for officers
By PoliceOne Staff
NEW YORK — Presidential hopeful Donald Trump released a video to his official Facebook page praising police officers for their work.
Trump stated law enforcement officers across the country are not being appreciated or given the respect they deserve.
“The fact is, they do an incredible job, we have to give them more authority and more respect,” he said in the video. “Without police, we wouldn’t be sitting here, we wouldn’t have the lives we have.”
Law Enforcement Appreciation
The police in our country do not get respect. Our law enforcement officers deserve our appreciation for the incredible job they do. #MakeAmericaGreatAgainText TRUMP to 88022 to get exclusive updates from the campaign trail.Posted by Donald J. Trump on Sunday, February 28, 2016
He also said some “bad apples” and negative incidents covered by the media do not reflect law enforcement as a whole.
“It ends up in the news for two weeks, and everybody hates the police,” he said.
The video is hashtagged with ‘#MakeAmericaGreatAgain’ and has garnered over 100,000 reactions and 26,000 shares.