In a turn of events that will likely make New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s head spin, a New York City police union endorsed President Trump’s 2020 re-election.
According to NY1, the President of the Police Benevolent Union Pat Lynch told President Trump during an event in Bedminster, NJ that “Mr. President, we’re fighting for our lives out there.”
“We don’t want this to spread to the rest of the country.”, he continued. “We need your strong voice across the country to say we have the support of law enforcement across this country.”
President Trump told the group that no one will be safe in Biden’s America and that he intends to increase funding for police departments across the country.
This endorsement comes on the heels of escalated violence in New York City which we covered yesterday:
Over the last 72 hours, 49 people were shot in New York City. Six of those victims died.
According to the Washington Examiner, that is 5 times more people shot in NYC than the same weekend last year.
Now, President Trump is warning New York City Mayor and failed presidential candidate Bill de Blasio that is he will step in if nothing is done about the uptick in violent crime.
There has a 30% increase in murders in New York City in June year over year and people continue to flee Manhattan at a high rate.
The police union’s endorsement of Trump has enraged local democrats.
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked the police over their endorsement, “NYPD union endorsed Trump.
I’m sure this is part of their neighborhood outreach plan.”