Trump Vows to End ‘Carnage,’ ‘Anti-Police Atmosphere’

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Donald Trump takes oath of office, Jan. 20, 2017. Photo by Karl Ludwig G. Poggemann via Flickr

President Donald Trump promises on the new White House website that he “will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration.”

The President goes on to declare, “The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.” The website was revised soon after Trump took office; law enforcement was listed as one of his six priorities. In his inaugural address, Trump vowed to end the “American carnage.”

The website says homicides rise 17 percent in 2015 in the 50 largest cities, the largest increase in 25 years. It says that in Washington, D.C., “killings have risen by 50 percent. There were thousands of shootings in Chicago last year alone.” It concludes that the U.S. “needs more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing,” and adds that, “our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter.” It supports Second Amendment rights and repeats Trump’s pledge to build “a border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.”

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