One of the first indications that life under President Donald Trump would be quite different than life under Barack Obama appeared on the White House’s official website. Gone from the site were pages dealing with Climate Change, LGBT issues, and anti-cop rhetoric; the Trump administration replaced these pages with enunciating a new vision on energy, trade, and supporting our law enforcement community.
One of the fundamental rights of every American is to live in a safe community. A Trump Administration will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration. President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the public. The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it…
Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter. Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.
Supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves. We will uphold Americans’ Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system.
President Trump is committed to building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities…
Coinciding with this new and very direct approach to supporting our law enforcement community, President Trump stopped by Langley, Virginia on Saturday to visit with the CIA. Speaking to the press afterwards, President Trump ripped the media for attempting to divide his administration from our intelligence officers. He argued that the idea that he was feuding with the intelligence community was just another “fake news” story crafted by his opposition in the media.
“I have a running war with the media, they are among the most dishonest human beings on earth. They made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community. The reason you’re the number one stop is the exact opposite,” Trump told that gathered CIA employees.
Hopefully this truly does point to a unified intelligence effort moving forward. For the United States to prosper, the administration and the intelligence community must be working hand-in-hand to defend our interests.