International Union of Police Associations backs Trump
Trump, for his part, has repeatedly condemned the "defund the police" movement and called for bolstering border security and law enforcement nationwide.
The International Union of Police Associations on Tuesday endorsed former President Donald Trump's 2024 bid to return to the White House, highlighting his past support for law enforcement.
"President Trump's history of support for the men and women of Law Enforcement is unmatched," IUPA President Sam Cabral said in a statement. "His policies and actions were directed at improving safety in our communities and the men and women who provide that shield. He has earned and deserves our wholehearted support."
"Much of the Democrat's [sic] doctrine supports defunding the police; favors sanctuary cities, open border, and reduced accountability for criminal behavior," he went on. "The tragic result is apparent in those cities who have embraced these policies - the unfortunate forced businesses closures [sic] and the plight that followed."
"Roving gangs are terrorizing retail businesses, raiding them with absolute impunity, akin to a thousand year past - regressive rather than their own progressive ideology," he went on. "They have not dealt with the consequences of their own failed strategies, while we have all suffered. President Trump has reminded the world of the greatness of this country; he is the right person to continue to make America even greater."
Trump, for his part, has repeatedly condemned the "defund the police" movement and called for bolstering border security and law enforcement nationwide. In October of last year, Trump outlined his plans to tackle rising crime across the nation, including the creation of federal stop-and-frisk policies and legal protections for police officers.
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