If there is one thing most of our police officers know, it’s that they were not supported by former President Obama. Obama bent over backwords and did anything to support #BlackLivesMatter. However, when it came to supporting the men and women who protect citizens against crimes in their communities, Obama did not support our “heroes in blue”.
In fact, if you remember, one of the only times President Obama lit up the White House, it was with the rainbow colors to honor LGTB community. When asked to pay respect for police officers or law enforcement and light up the White House, he denied the request.
Now that President Trump is in office, the “heroes in blue” are getting the high respect and honor that is due to them. Not only did President Trump honor the fallen with a Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, but he is lighting up the White House (blue) in their honor.
H/T Conservative Tribune:
Americans support the police officers who serve them — and finally they have a president who does as well.
President Donald Trump has just announced that the White House will be illuminated with blue light to honor police officers. According to The Hill, the show of solidarity will take place on the evening of Monday, May 15 to coincide with Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The entire upcoming week has been designated “Police Week,” and Trump has asked Americans to fly their flags at half mast to honor officers killed in the line of duty.
“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,” Trump said. “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.”
Statistics cited by the White House showed that malicious attacks on law enforcement officers have gone up by 40 percent compared to last year.
Trump’s acknowledgment of the “thin blue line” is a refreshing change from the previous administration. President Barack Obama repeatedly acted as if he distrusted America’s police officers.
Early in Obama’s first term, he declared that police had “acted stupidly” in the arrest of a black college professor, despite admitting that he didn’t know all the facts.
Obama invited the renowned anti-law-enforcement group Black Lives Matter to the White House last year and deployed his Department of Justice in the witch hunt against police officer Darren Wilson and the entire Ferguson, Missouri, police force following the infamous shooting of Michael Brown.
Even after a tragic attack in Dallas left five police officers dead, Obama reportedly refused a request from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation to light the White House blue as a sign of respect.
When Obama did use the White House to stand with a cause, it certainly wasn’t to support police officers. Instead, the former president lit up 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with rainbow-colored lights to celebrate gay pride.
It’s nice to see our new president honoring the lives of those who serve and protect our community. Here’s a clip from President Trump’s speech from Monday:
Refreshing isn’t it, to see our president honor all the fallen “heroes in blue”?
I agree when President Trump states, an attack on police is a stain on our society. As a leader, President Trump is bringing new leadership and support to our “heroes in blue” and those who protect and serve our communities. There definitely needs to be a line drawn – a bright line in the sand! Enough is enough!
The attacks on our police and law enforcement must end! Absolutely! The President is about keeping America safe and that means safe from crimes, terrorism and safe from enemies both foreign and domestic. Now that President Trump is in office, he will help to ensure our law enforcement or police forces are given the necessary and right tools to do their jobs!
God Bless our “Heroes in blue”!