“You don’t hear it enough. You do an incredible job. The people of this country know it. And the people of this country love you.”
That was President Trump’s message to police officers in his recent address to police chiefs from across America.
He used the backdrop of Chicago, the most violent big city in America and perhaps its most anti-Trump, to contrast his values with those of Leftist enclaves like Chicago.
Trump recognized a Chicago police officer recently injured in the line of duty declaring, “An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans.”
He also took direct aim at Chicago’s sanctuary city dogmatism announcing, “I will never put the needs of illegal immigrant criminals before I put the needs of law-abiding citizens. It’s very simple to me.”
His message was very simple indeed. Trump stands with law enforcement and the law-abiding. His detractors do not.