President Trump unloaded on “anti-police prejudice” across the United States Tuesday; addressing members of law enforcement at the US Capitol and pledging to “stand up for our police” and show “appreciation and gratitude.”
“If we want to bring down violent crime, then we must stand up for our police. We must confront and condemn dangerous anti-police prejudice,” said the Commander-in-Chief at the event honoring fallen service members.
“Can you believe this prejudice with respect to our police? We’re not going to let bad things happen to our police. So, we must show appreciation, gratitude and respect for those who police our streets and patrol our communities,” said the President.
“In 2016, an officer was assaulted in America on an average of every 10 minutes. Can you believe that? It’s outrageous and it’s unacceptable. we must end the attacks on our police, and we must end them right now,” he added.
Watch the President defend the nation’s law enforcement officers above.