San Antonio Cops Chided for Backing Trump on Duty

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More than a dozen San Antonio police officers violated city policy when they appeared in a short video tweeted yesterday by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump wearing his trademark red hats that read “Make America Great Again,” reports the San Antonio Express-News. Mayor Ivy Taylor said she was deeply disappointed, and Police Chief William McManus said the officers would be disciplined.  The officers were part of a motorcycle unit that helped escort the Trump motorcade to and from the San Antonio International Airport.

In the 25-second video, Trump can be heard saying, “thank you, fellas,” to the officers. Several respond in kind and give him the thumbs-up sign while wearing the red baseball caps. Mike Helle, president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, said such political activity is prohibited. “You can’t do that kind of stuff while on duty,” he said.

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