The New York City Police Benevolent Association personally approved President Trump for the next election on Friday evening when the Commander in Chief relied on his platform for “law and order”.
The Post reported exclusively earlier on Friday that the PBA was planning to back him up amid rising crime and the city’s clashes with protesters.
“I can’t remember when we spoke out in favor of the President of the United States – it’s that important,” said Pat Lynch, the combative PBA president at an event with Trump at his Bedminster club on Friday night.
“We need your strong voice across the country,” added Lynch.
After the union remained neutral in the 201
In a speech in which Rudy Giuliani appeared, Trump attacked the Democrats for waging “a left-wing war against the police” and called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to launch a so-called “crusade against the police”.
“We have to bring law and order back to our cities, back to our country,” said Trump.
At midnight, Trump tweeted his thanks.
“Today it was a great honor to accept the @NYTCPBA’s approval with pride!” he posted.
“I have deeply admired the brave men and women of #NYPD all my life. New York’s Finest really are the best of the best – I will NEVER let you down! “
The President once informally asked the police officers present about the best disrespectful nickname for the Democratic candidate Joe Bide: “Sleepy Joe” or “Slow Joe”.
The cops cheered Sleepy Joe louder.
“That’s what I thought!” Trump replied.
Trump was earlier in New York City to visit his seriously ill brother Robert before the event at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Trump claimed he was making a long-term attempt to win New York State, which has not voted for a Republican president in 36 years – since Ronald Reagan’s re-election in 1984.
“We’re going to give New York a real chance,” he said Friday, a promise he first made in an exclusive Oval Office interview with The Post on Thursday.
“I think we have a real chance of winning New York.”