The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) has made a stunning change to its presidential endorsement by coming out in support of President Donald Trump after endorsing Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012.
The organization, which represents 100 police organizations and 241,000 officers around the country, did not endorse a candidate in 2016, so the support for Trump is significant and represents a huge change from its status quo.
“Our endorsement recognizes your steadfast and very public support for our men and woman on the front lines, especially during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many,” NAPO President Michael McHale wrote in a letter to the president about the group’s endorsement.
The Trump administration welcomed the support, with Trump’s law enforcement adviser Bob Paduchik saying, “Joe Biden has done nothing to stop his party’s ‘defund the police’ movement and remains silent as police officers across the country are being attacked by violent rioters and protesters. This endorsement for President Trump highlights that as the Law and Order President, he is defending the hardworking people who risk their own lives every day to keep our communities safe.”
It’s about time a major organization stopped supporting a party that has done nothing but let crime go on in major cities for decades.
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