Trump rallies support from controversial police union
New York, Aug 14 (efe-epa).- US President Donald Trump accepted the support of the New York Police Benevolent Association (NYCPBA) in New Jersey and warned that if Democrats win the elections “no one will be safe in the United States” because according to him they will dismantle the police forces.
Surrounded by policemen in red “Make America Great Again” caps at the family conglomerate’s golf club in Bedminster, he said that’s what would happen if voters choose the Democratic nomination of Joe Biden and his running partner Senator Kamala Harris, on Nov. 3.
Trump said that if the Democrats come to power “they will put dangerous criminals on the streets” and will replicate policies such as those of the Mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio. The mayor has been vehemently criticized by the NYCPBA, especially since protests erupted against police violence in May over the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis Minnesota.
“De Blasio has waged a crusade against the police,” said Trump, aware of the animosity that arouses among some agents.
The president of the NYCPBA, Patrick Lynch, a union very influential in New York politics, asked its 24,000 members of the city police to vote for Trump in the elections, the first time the organization has taken such a clear public political position.
In Trump’s view, the Democrats “are going to withdraw funds, dismantle and disband the police across the country.”
“We are going to give them back their status and stature because they are the best in New York and the best in history,” said Trump, accompanied by the former mayor of New York and presidential adviser, Rudy Giuliani, whom he called the best in the city’s history.
“We are going to let them work,” Trump said. “If they attack them we will let them respond to the fight. I will protect them.”
“My campaign will be based on ‘law and order’ and ‘less taxes’ (…) If they win (the Democrats) all the cities of the country will be under siege,” Trump said.
“Joe does not find out anything,” said Trump, who asked agents if he should call his rival Joe Biden, “sleepy Joe” or “Joe the slow.”
“This is not a joke, we are talking about the Presidency. Kim Jong-un (North Korean leader), Vládimir Putin (Russia) and Xi Jinping (China) are not sleepy,” Trump said. EFE-EPA