Trump to Police: "You Have a True Friend in the White House" — The Beltway Times

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During Wednesday’s address at the Major Cities Chiefs Association conference, President Trump assured police officers that they now “have a true friend in the White House.” He stated that one of the primary reasons that he was elected was because citizens want law, order and safety. His top priority for law enforcement is giving them the tools that they need to effectively do their work.

This means a zero-tolerance policy for acts of violence against law enforcement, curbing illegal immigration, preventing terrorists from entering the country, and rebuilding trust between officers and their communities. To help deport criminals, the police can now report the names and aliases of illegal gang members to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. Trump also said that the wall is in the process of being designed.


As part of his commitment to safe communities, Trump pledged to give the police “resources to train, recruit, and retain talent.” He addressed the mental health crisis by stating that prison should not be a substitute for treatment. He also plans to make access to treatment available for drug addicts and prevent the flow of drugs into the country.

Trump stressed that public safety is being compromised by judges acting politically and not respecting the law, which was in reference to the judge who placed a temporary halt on the travel ban. He read aloud the U.S. Code that allows the president to restrict entry into the country.

(f)Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President

Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

Trump said that he spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Kelly about announcing the travel ban in advance, but they concluded that people intent on doing harm to citizens might enter the country before the ban took effect.