Who could forget the now-infamous words of then-President Barack Hussein Obama, when asked about a situation that had just broken in Boston, where one of his professor friends had been questioned by a police officer as he was attempting to break into his own house. “I don’t know too many details about what’s happened there in Boston, but I think that the police acted stupidly.”
Yes, the refreshing confidence in our police force here in the US was astounding, wasn’t it. It was often times difficult to tell what Obama disliked more throughout his presidency: This country or its police officers. That type of mentality was bred deep into the DNA of Obama as he resisted the temptation to call them outright racists in almost any situation where controversy arose. Having much of his earlier “community organizing” career set up for him in Chicago, is it any wonder that he detested this country and the police who protected it. Leftism has never viewed our police officers as something positive or worthy of praise.
In his rush to constantly blame police officers to everything from racism to irrational decision-making, Obama managed to turn most Black Americans against law enforcement, further dividing the country along racial lines. Donald Trump has been actively working toward repairing that divide, which was made even wider by the validation by Party of the Jackass members of the Black Lives Matter movement. In the recent terrible tragedy in Las Vegas where a gunman killed 59 and wounded nearly 500, the president made sure after acknowledging the victims and their families to profusely thank Las Vegas law enforcement for their courage in the face of very unstable and frightening conditions on the ground!
The true character of a leader is often revealed during terror and tragedy. There was unfortunately plenty of both in Las Vegas overnight, but President Donald Trump’s message to law enforcement has provided a glimmer of optimism on a very dark day.
Late Sunday night, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers from a high vantage point in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. In the chaos, at least 58 people were killed and hundreds were wounded.
The president has made several statements since the tragic event unfolded, but one of the most candid was a phone call to Las Vegas Metro Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo.
— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) October 2, 2017
Trump’s call was captured by another cell phone, and a video clip of his message was shared by the city of Las Vegas.
“The fast response that you gave, saved hundreds of additional people from being killed,” Trump told Sheriff Lombardo directly.
That complimentary message was echoed during Trump’s public address to the nation Monday morning.
“I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department and all of the first responders for their courageous efforts and for helping to save the lives of so many,” he stated, according to a New York Times transcript.
“The speed with which they acted is miraculous and prevented further loss of life. To have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired, is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful. It shows what true professionalism is all about,” he continued.
There was such a dearth of praise for police officers over the last eight years, in addition to a Department of Justice, under both Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, who were bent on federalizing police departments around the country, using as their justification a cry of racism, that it’s no wonder police officers despised working in conditions where the people who hated them did so because their president instructed them that it was perfectly normal behavior.
Now that the police have the support of the federal government (instead of its condescension), the job that they have been doing to help those who need assistance with speed, security, and effectiveness will be much easier. But this is all thanks to the efforts by a president (since the days of George W. Bush) who actually cherishes the fine men and women who wear a badge and put their lives on the line every single day for the safety and security of their communities.