AOC Whines About NYPD’s Trump Endorsement … Why would They?
On Friday night, Trump spoke to members of the New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA), an organization that represents 24,000 officers, at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Trump was formally endorsed by the group.
PBA President Pat Lynch said it was the first time he could recall the group ever endorsing a president.
“I have 36 years on this job, 21 as the president of this fine organization. I cannot remember when we’ve ever endorsed for Office of the President of the United States, until now. That’s how important this is,” Lynch said.
“Many times people say that a union like ours, law enforcement groups, give endorsements. Not in the New York City PBA, sir,” Lynch continued. “In the New York City PBA, Mr. President, you earn the endorsement and you’ve earned this endorsement. I’m proud to give it.”
“I’ve admired you my whole life, watched you do a job like nobody else, nobody else did it. Best of the best and I’m grateful happy you’re here,” the president said to the group of officers in attendance.
He mentioned his brother, Robert, who he visited in a New York City hospital Friday. “He’s having a hard time, but he respected you like I respect you.”
He again repeated his law-and-order message, telling the crowd “No one will be safe in Biden’s America.”
“This guy has been taking your dignity away and your respect,” Trump said of former Vice President Joe Biden. “And I’m telling you on Nov. 3 you’re going to be getting it back.”
New York Democrats said the police union’s endorsement of such a highly unpopular politician within the city was exacerbating tensions between them and the community.
“NYPD union endorsed Trump. I’m sure this is part of their neighborhood outreach plan,” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose district spans the Bronx and Queens.
“Also, does anyone else see a potential problem with police unions – enforcement arms of the state with lethal weapons – promoting “preferred” candidates for office, or is that just me?” she added.
NYPD union endorsed Trump. I’m sure this is part of their neighborhood outreach plan.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 15, 2020
Also, does anyone else see a potential problem with police unions – enforcement arms of the state with lethal weapons – promoting “preferred” candidates for office or is that just me? https://t.co/UlmigAuedh
“I’m speechless. NYC is a beautifully diverse, working class, democratic city. The NYPD is clearly showing they are not interested in working with the people of our city,” tweeted Jamaal Bowman, a progressive newcomer who overthrew longtime Rep. Elliot Engel in a June primary.
One has to love the Liberal Left’s outrage, but what did they expect. You demonize, attack, arrest police for daring to do their job, you defund, threaten to disband, have turned your back on the police, yet you think they should be loyal to you? Only a liberal would be this blind to reality.
New York City cops have faced a campaign against them in the wake of police brutality protests following the death of George Floyd.
As New York politicians cut $1 billion from the police budget among other police reforms, crime has spiked throughout the city. In July 2020, there were 244 shootings in New York, a 177 percent increase from the 88, which occurred last July.
Maybe it is time to ask political affiliation with 911 if they say, Democrat, ask them to hold, then redirect their phone call to Black Lives Matter, Antifa, or their nearest crack house.
I find it striking, these same politicians that are so quick to slander and attack the police, almost all for the simple failure of daring to do their job, they then demand the police jump to their aid. Maybe it is time to ask political affiliation with 911 if they say, Democrat, ask them to hold then redirect their phone call to Black Lives Matter, Antifa, or their nearest crack house.
If I were the police, if a Democrat leader asked me for protection, I would show up outside their home, put up gun-free zone signs, and have violence-free signs put in alternating order around their house, then leave.
If I were the police, if a Democrat leader asked me for protection, I would show up outside their home, put up gun-free zone signs, and have violence-free signs put in alternating order around their house, then leave. This is only fair; this is what they are demanding of the rest of us, why not force them to practice what they are preaching.