The top of the Minneapolis police union delivered impassioned remarks previous to President Trump’s reelection rally Thursday night time, praising him for championing the rights of regulation enforcement officers throughout the nation, earlier than being known as up on stage in a while within the night time to be acknowledged by the president.
“We’re seeing a whole lot of purple cop shirts out right here tonight due to the hypocrisy,” Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, stated on the “Preserve America Nice rally” on the Goal Heart in Minnesota. “They do not need the police right here when it is a Republican who stands up for the police, but when it is a Democrat we get a unique story. Our cops are right here as a lot as they could possibly be in full drive throughout the state.”
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE BAR OFF-DUTY COPS FROM WEARING UNIFORMS AT POLITICAL EVENTS AHEAD OF TRUMP RALLY
Simply final week, town rolled out a brand new rule that barred officers from showing in uniform at political rallies or occasions, a transfer that raised eyebrows amongst Trump supporters, notably cops, who questioned the timing of the brand new rule.
Kroll and different officers appeared on the rally in vivid purple “Cops for Trump” T-shirts, which Trump pointed to in the course of the rally.
“I like you guys,” Trump stated, giving Kroll a shoutout together with the remainder of the police drive earlier than inviting him to affix him and different union officers on the stage. “You’re so nice, so revered, you do not even know the way a lot our public loves you.”
“How will you thank this man for all the things he is completed for regulation enforcement? Fantastic president,” Kroll stated in return.
Kroll additionally condemned Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who launched a press release denouncing Trump’s go to to town final week.
“Our whole metropolis is not going to stand behind the president, however behind the communities and individuals who proceed to make our metropolis — and this nation — nice,” stated Frey, a Democrat. “Whereas there isn’t any authorized mechanism to forestall the president from visiting, his message of hatred won’t ever be welcome in Minneapolis.”
“The mayor stated the president wasn’t welcome however the Police Federation of Minneapolis begs to vary,” Kroll stated as the gang cheered.
Kroll slammed the Democratic Social gathering, which has held sway within the state for near 47 years, and which Trump is set to flip within the upcoming election.
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