In a move that reversed their previous support of Joe Biden, a huge national police union just endorsed President Trump. It’s a stunning rebuke to the Biden campaign.
PJ Media reports:
On Wednesday, the National Association of Police Organization (NAPO), which represents over a thousand police unions and 241,000 police officers, endorsed President Trump’s reelection. The group cited Trump’s “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement in their endorsement letter…
NAPO had previously supported Biden:
NAPO previously endorsed Joe Biden as Vice President in 2008 and 2012.
NAPO President Michael McHale noted that Trump’s support of the police during the wave of anti-police sentiment that came in the wake of the death of George Floyd was critical, and appreciated “during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many.”
The endorsement is a huge blow to Joe Biden, who fancies himself both a “union man” and an ally of police. Earlier this month, Biden referred to the police as “the enemy” and seemingly endorsed defunding the police.
The impact of the decision goes far beyond the few hundred thousand members of the organization. It solidifies a trend in union voters toward the right.
The left has taken labor for granted for decades, while supporting trade and immigration policies that hurt American workers.
In 2016, union workers made Democrats pay, and in 2020, we could see an even bigger impact.