Donald Trump has painted himself as the law and order candidate since he started his campaign last year, vowing to take on the violent side of illegal immigration and using crime in America’s cities as a political talking point during his campaign stops. There’s plenty of contentious debate revolving around some of his claims, but it seems to have paid off with a major backer.
The National Fraternal Order of Police has officially put their support behind Trump’s campaign, releasing an official statement following its Fall meeting in Nashville according to US News:
The order represents more than 330,000 members. The endorsement was decided by the group’s 45-member National Board, which had gathered in Nashville for its fall meeting.
“He’s made a real commitment to America’s law enforcement, and we’re proud to make a commitment to him and his campaign by endorsing his candidacy today,” FOP president Chuck Canterbury said in a statement unveiling the endorsement. “He is a proven leader, and that’s what we need for the next four years – a leader unafraid to make tough choices and see them through.”