When the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage, the White House was illuminated with rainbow colors, and in honor of breast cancer awareness month, the White House is illuminated pink. But Donald Trump honors police.
Obama chose not to honor our police. Police suffered their worst day since 9/11 on July 7th, 2016, when Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed a number of police officers, killing five. He claimed that the killings were “payback” in response to recent police shootings. Obama ignored a request from Texas’ Lieutenant Governor to illuminate the White House blue to honor their memory.
In that case, it’s President Donald Trump to the rescue.
President Trump announced Monday that he’ll light the White House blue to honor police officers for Monday’s Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The president signed a proclamation Monday declaring the day “Peace Officer Memorial Day” and the upcoming week “Police Week.” At the signing ceremony, Trump said that he would also request that American flags fly at half-mast to memorialize fallen officers, according to a pool report.
“During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities. Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours,” Trump said in the text of the proclamation.
The document goes on to note that out of the 118 officers who died on duty last year, 66 were “victims of malicious attacks.” That represents an increase of almost 40 percent from the previous year, according to the administration.
H/T The Hill
Trump is also asking the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement.
Can you even imagine Obama doing something like this? Of course not!
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