President Trump just scored a major endorsement for the November election.
The National Association of Police Organizations has endorsed Trump. This may not be surprising in our current environment, but it is politically significant.
This same group endorsed Obama and Biden in 2008 and 2012.
FOX News reports:
National Association of Police Organizations endorses Trump, after backing Biden as VP in ’08, ’12
The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Trump’s reelection Wednesday, praising his “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement.
NAPO did not endorse a candidate in the 2016 election but endorsed former President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.
NAPO President Michael McHale said Trump’s support is needed “during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many.”
“We particularly value your directing the Attorney General to aggressively prosecute those who attack our officers,” McHale wrote in a letter.
The police association, which represents more than 1,000 police associations and 241,000 officers, met with Trump on Monday.
Officers have faced routine disparaging in wake of nationwide racial injustice protests, and some have called out presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for not condemning anti-police rhetoric.
See the tweet below:
NAPO has endorsed President Trump in his reelection campaign. Here is our endorsement letter which was issued following today's meeting. pic.twitter.com/mf6ZUTf10l
— NAPO (@NAPOpolice) July 15, 2020
According to Breitbart, the Biden campaign didn’t even take the opportunity to talk to this group:
National Association of Police Organizations President: Vote to Endorse Trump ‘Overwhelming’; Biden Passed on Chance to Talk to Us
On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” National Association of Police Organizations President (NAPO) Mick McHale discussed the group’s endorsement of President Trump and stated that the endorsement was partially due to the “overwhelming vote of the majority of the associations who participated” and stated that while Trump addressed the organization’s board, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden did not take advantage of the same opportunity.
In light of what the police are dealing with right now, this speaks volumes.