President Trump has already been endorsed by the National Association of Police Organizations, the largest police organization in the country.
Now two more major police organizations have endorsed Trump, one in Michigan and another in Arizona.
From the Detroit News:
Police Officers Association of Michigan endorses Trump
The Police Officers Association of Michigan endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election in a statement Thursday as a debate over law enforcement strategies plays out on the national stage.
“President Trump never fails to recognize our homeland’s security personnel at home and abroad,” said the labor organization’s president, James Tignanelli, in a statement. “He supports the police while the previous administration preferred to insult them or to find them guilty without due process.”
The statement added, “At a time when civic leaders are choosing to tolerate televised felonies because a group of people are ‘offended,’ we need real leadership.”
In response to the endorsement, Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s campaign spokesman, contended that former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has “caved in to the ‘defund the police’ movement.”
The Arizona Police Association also endorsed Trump.
The Trump campaign responded:
TRUMP CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON ARIZONA POLICE ASSOCIATION’S ENDORSEMENT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. released the following statement in response to the Arizona Police Association’s (APA) endorsement of President Donald J. Trump’s re-election. APA represents more than 12,000 members including local, county state, and federal law enforcement professionals.
Bob Paduchik, Trump 2020 Senior Advisor for Law Enforcement and Labor Unions issued the following statement:
“While Joe Biden shamelessly defames law enforcement and would ‘Yes! Absolutely!’ defund the police, President Trump always has and always will stand with the men and women of the Thin Blue Line. Never before in American history has a candidate for president so boldly incited hate and resentment toward police officers, the individuals who put their lives on the line every day to protect America’s communities—but that’s Joe Biden’s M.O. With President Trump in office, the Arizona Police Association and each of their counterparts across the nation can be confident they have an advocate in the White House who proves every day his commitment to America’s law enforcement officers, all citizens’ safety, and the rule of law.”
These are important endorsements.
Have you noticed that police organizations are not backing Biden?