President Donald Trump just picked up a huge endorsement.
According to a new report from The Washington Times, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has lost a key ally in the National Association of Police Organizations. Reversing course from previous election cycles, the group has ditched the former vice president in favor of his Republican opponent, who will benefit from this endorsement as he attempts to portray himself to Americans as a candidate of law and order.
The endorsement also will go a long way in bringing in the moderate voters that will be key to Trump’s victory in November.
The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) previously endorsed Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but now, things have changed.
The decision by the group came after riots and protests nationwide following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. The demonstrations in many cases targeted police officers; in fact, the situation got so bad at one point that police officers in Atlanta walked off the job in a strike, as The Washington Post reported.
President Trump, for his part, was one of the few politicians to stand up for the men and women in blue who serve their communities in the face of danger. It was this support that prompted NAPO to change course and back the commander-in-chief for re-election this year.
“Our endorsement recognizes your steadfast and very public support for our men and woman on the front lines, especially during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many,” NAPO president Michael McHale wrote in a letter to the president, according to Breitbart.
“We particularly value you directing the Attorney General to aggressively prosecute those who attack our officers,” he added, according to the Times.
“Become the enemy”
While President Trump spoke up for the brave men and women who have served their communities honorably, Biden flirted with radical leftists who advocated for defunding or even abolishing the police altogether.
While Biden hasn’t called for defunding the police personally, it is the people around him who have NAPO worried and running to Trump’s camp.
Of course, it didn’t help that Biden said in a recent interview that police have “become the enemy” of communities around the nation because of their use of military surplus equipment, as Fox News reported.
While he may not be as radical as some Democrats when it comes to the police, the former VP has lost NAPO’s confidence all the same. It seems police and their families — and the communities that value them — won’t be casting their ballots for Biden this November.