The Fraternal Order of Police endorsed President Trump for the 2020 election. The order is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States with 355,000 members.
ðŸš¨ Moments ago, National President @PYoes announced that the Fraternal Order of Police has unanimously voted to endorse @realDonaldTrump for President of the United States. #FOP4Trump pic.twitter.com/7gIiVMprwB
â€” National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) September 4, 2020
Earlier this week, 175 “law enforcement” officials endorsed Joe Biden for president and heaped opprobrium on President Trump, calling him “lawless.” But most of those “officials” are elected Democrats.
Tim Murtaugh, President Trump’s campaign communications director told Fox News:
The crown jewels of Joe Bidenâ€™s â€˜law enforcement coalitionâ€™ are the Portland prosecutor who wonâ€™t prosecute rioters and the Seattle mayor who withdrew police from the autonomous zone and abandoned a police precinct â€œIf you remove the current and former elected Democrats, heâ€™s down to only a handful of real, actual cops.
FOP has endorsed Republican candidates before, including President Trump in 2016.
According to Fox News:
The FOP endorsed former President George H.W. Bush in 1992, former President Bill Clinton in 1996, former President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, the late Sen. John McCain in 2008, and Trump in 2016. The FOP did not endorse any candidateâ€”former President Barack Obama or now-Sen. Mitt Romneyâ€”in 2012.
It would be surprising if the FOP and other police unions didn’t endorse President Trump. Throughout the summer, when BLM, Antifa, and the Democrats are unjustly attacking law enforcement officers for doing their jobs and calling to “defund” the police, President Trump strongly defended and supported them.
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