Donald Trump snagged a huge endorsement from the largest police union in the world. The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) endorsed Donald Trump on Friday.
The endorsement is a big deal as the FOP only issues endorsements when a candidate receives at least a 2/3 vote. Trump did that. In fact, the FOP didn’t even endorse a candidate in 2012.
Hillary Clinton has completely snubbed the police who protect her. She didn’t even seek the Fratneral Order of Police’s endorsement. Instead the scandal plagued Democratic nominee is standing with Black Lives Matter and their continuous assault on police officers.
The Fraternal Order of Police Executive Director Jim Pascoe explained why they chose to endorse to Trump:
“His representations to us,” Pasco said, “both in his public statements about police and in our meeting with him as a follow-up to the questionnaire, he made commitments to us that he would support law enforcement if he was elected, and keep our views in mind as he undertook to uphold the threshold responsibility of a president, which is to protect public safety.
“Obviously, this is an unusual election,” FOP president Chuck Canterbury said in a release announcing the endorsement. “We have a candidate who declined to seek an endorsement and a candidate without any record as an elected official. Mr. Trump, however, has seriously looked at the issues facing law enforcement today. . .He’s made a real commitment to America’s law enforcement and we’re proud to make a commitment to him and his campaign by endorsing his candidacy today.”
Read the full endorsement below: