Trump: Big On Law And Order, Silent On Racism
Donald Trump has touted himself as the law and order candidate but still can’t bring himself to mention injustice. “>
I am the law and order candidate!
That was Donald Trumps message on Monday, at a speech in Virginia Beach that was initially intended to focus solely on veterans issues, but instead persisted on the candidates support for law enforcement and conviction that Hillary Clinton is a criminal.
Neither he nor the two men who introduced him, New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Florida representative Jeff Miller, lingered on the fatal shootings of two black humen, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, by police officer last weekwhich preceded the assassination of five police officer in Dallasor the racial divide gripping the country.
To hear Trump and his lackeys speak is to hear the musings of men enveloped in the bubble that privilege and prominence has erected around them .
You defend America and America will defend you, Trump said. From now on it will be America first!
Christies remarks framed himself, as a former United States Attorney, as something of an expert on criminal justice.
He was contended that Trump, whom he taunted and criticized relentlessly throughout the autumn and winter before falling out of the race and endorsing him in February, is the best man for the job.
He argued it as convincingly as he had once argued that Trump would be the worst man for the job, the Nixonian-quality his face developed after his 2013 weight loss surgery becoming more pronounced with his every utterance.
We need a chairperson who once again will set law and order at the top of the priority of the presidency in this country, Christie said, adding that Clinton personifies lawlessness.
I support Donald Trump and have for some time, he added, because I know that he will be the type of chairperson who will set the rule of law first, who will make sure that the laws enforced aggressively and appropriately and will put people in his administration who understand that the rules in this country and the laws in this country apply to everyonenot just the least powerful but also the most powerful.
After a brief remark, limited to VA reform, by Congressman Miller, who chairs the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Trump took to the stage in his uniform of dark suit, white shirt and red tie.
Thank you, wow! What a great group, thank you very much, Trump said.
Before addressing the VA, he said, he wanted to address another group that serve[ s] this country in uniform: the men and women in blue.
The crowd cheered and Trump nodded.
Our police officer, we love our police officers. Thank you, thats is a great pleasure. Our police officer rush into danger every single day to protect our communities and they often do it thanklessly and under relentless criticism.