Kirsters Baish| We were stuck for eight long years with a president who didn’t respect our men and women in blue. Former President Barack Obama was constantly inviting Black Lives Matters domestic terrorists to the White House. He actually welcomed Black Lives Matter leaders with open arms just a few days after their group killed five Dallas police officers. Things have changed since Donald Trump has taken office. He made it clear from the beginning of his term that he would be there for our nation’s police officers. Over the Christmas weekend, Trump did something that we have never seen before. What he did sent Obama into a complete rage.
If you’ve only learned one thing about President Trump, it’s that he has a deep-rooted respect for our military and our police officers. He isn’t afraid to put his money where his mouth is. He has full understanding that his actions are much more important than his words, so this past weekend he decided to do something very special for the police officers who were assigned to protect him for the holiday.
President Trump spent Christmas weekend with his family in Florida at his Mar-a-Lago resort. This stay required a lot of security, and while President Trump always shows respect to anyone assigned to his detail, this weekend he went above and beyond. Trump treated the police and Secret Security watching over him to “a full Christmas spread” which “all came out of the president’s pocket, without a dime apparently spent for the dinner by taxpayers,” as reported by Conservative Tribune.
This was a wonderfully generous move by our Commander in Chief. When you take into account the relationship that the previous administration had with our nation’s police, it really strikes us as a special gesture.
In the summer of 2016, after the five Dallas police officers were brutally slain by Black Lives Matter members, an executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations stated that then-President Obama had created a “war on cops.”
It was said by William Johnson that the “continued appeasements at the federal level (by the Obama administration) with the Department of Justice, their appeasement of violent criminals, their refusal to condemn movements like Black Lives Matter, actively calling for the death of police officers, that type of thing, all the while blaming police for the problems in this country has led directly to the climate that has made Dallas possible.”
President Trump has gone out of his way before in order to do something nice for our men and women in blue. This past summer, one of the motorcycle police officers who was responsible for escorting President Trump’s motorcade in Indiana lost control of his bike and crashed. President Trump stopped everything immediately and grounded his flight in order to make sure that the officer was okay. There were photos released of the officer with severe injuries while laying next to his motorcycle on the side of the highway.
While Officer Turner was being taken to the hospital and treated by staff, he received the surprise of a lifetime. President Trump frantically called to see how Turner was doing. Our POTUS had refused to board his plane until he knew that Officer Turner would be okay. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department posted on their Facebook that Trump would not take off until he spoke with Officer Turner to thank him for his fine service.
President Donald Trump has proven time and time again that he has the interests of Americans at heart. He has continually treated those that he comes in contact with with great respect. This many truly loves our country and the citizens that live here.