During a visit with the head of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police on Tuesday, President Donald Trump asked him to identify the officers who did not vote for him.
Trump’s administration set up the meeting in Washington D.C. in an effort to curb the city’s gun violence, which Trump has called “carnage” which may need federal intervention.
“I made a crucial pledge: We will always support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. I will always have your back 100 percent,” Trump told the group.
“Sadly, our police are often prevented from doing their jobs,” he added. “In too many of our communities, violent crime is on the rise. These are painful realities that many in Washington don’t want to talk about. We have seen it all over.”
After thanking the police union and its president, Dean Angelo, for backing him during the election, he bragged about the number of votes he received from police officers.
“I guess you probably know the numbers were extremely lopsided, right?” Trump said, looking around the room. “I’m just trying to figure out the few people who voted the other way. Who are they? Who are they? Find out who they are, please, and let us know.”
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— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) March 28, 2017