President Trump is once again proving he could not be more different in leadership style than the man who previously occupied the Oval Office.Trump is planning to illuminate the White House blue in honor of law enforcement officers across the country, something former President Obama would never have agreed to do.
In fact, Obama actually ignored requests to light up the White House in honor of fallen officers who were murdered in cold blood, likely in order to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and show his support for the anti-cop narrative being pushed in the media.
AL.Com is reporting, The White House will be illuminated with blue lights tonight to honor law enforcement, President Trump announced Monday.
Monday is Peace Officer Memorial Day, the first major event in Police Week, which is commemorated May 14-20.“Our liberties depend on the rule of law, and that means supporting the incredible men and women of law enforcement,” President Trump said in a proclamation signed Monday. “During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities.
“Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours.”
The president is also requesting American flags fly at half-staff to memorialize fallen officers.According to the White House, 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty last year, with 66 of those people the “victims of malicious attacks,” an increase of nearly 40 percent from 2015.
Now let’s contrast this attitude toward cops with that of President Obama’s.via The Daily Wire:
The day after the murder of five police officers in Dallas, a police advocacy group requested that President Obama “demonstrate his full respect for their ultimate sacrifice by illuminating the White House in blue.” While the president did order flags to be flown half-mast to honor the fallen officers, unlike it did to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month or celebrate same-sex marriage, the White House stayed white.
“While we appreciate the President’s proclamation to have our flag flown at half-mast in honor of our fallen Dallas police heroes, I respectfully request that he demonstrate his full respect for their ultimate sacrifice by illuminating the White House in blue,” Jon Adler, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation president, said in a statement Friday. “Actions speak louder than scripted words, and the honorable act of displaying law enforcement’s ‘Thin Blue Line’ at the White House would demonstrate the President’s sincere commitment to our fallen heroes and their families.”
Adler’s request appears to have been ignored, the White House remaining its iconic color all weekend.
The disdain Obama had for law enforcement, those who are brave enough to risk their lives on a daily basis to ensure our safety and security, was truly appalling.
Thankfully, it appears those days are over.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]