The relationship between now former President Obama and law enforcement wasn’t exactly a smooth one.
Ove the past eight years, we saw a startling increase in the number of law enforcement officials targeted by violence and race relations are more rocky than they have been in recent memory.
Knowing that, President Trump made it clear on the campaign trail that things would be different in a Trump administration.
It looks like things are already moving in the right direction and it hasn’t even been a week since Trump took office.
From IJ Review:
President Donald Trump has vowed to usher in major change as commander in chief — and that apparently includes the official White House website.
Under “Issues,” the Trump administration added an entire section about standing up for law enforcement, something former President Barack Obama’s critics have accused him of not doing often enough.
Here’s what the website now says…
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.
You can’t be much clearer than that.
Law enforcement has a friend in Donald J. Trump and that is something all Americans should be pleased about.