Donald Trump has said that if elected president he will be a “cheerleader for police.”
That sounds really attractive to those that feel like they’re being mistreated, misrepresented by the current administration and most likely the next one.
But as far as cheerleading goes, this doesn’t seem to fit the bill.
“You have somebody in there that either makes a mistake that’s bad or that chokes,” he said. “I must tell you: I watched the shooting in particular in Tulsa, and that man was hands up, that man went to the car hands up, put his hand on the car,” Trump told a largely African-American audience recently.
“To me, it looked like he did everything he’s supposed to do, and he looked like a really good man,” he said.
Mr. Trump was speaking at a church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, at an event hosted by Pastor Darrell Scott.
“This young officer – I don’t know what she was thinking,” Mr. Trump said. “I don’t know what she was thinking, but I’m very, very troubled by that, Trump told the crowd.
Between saying cops are too scared to catch terrorists and the most recent comments, it hardly seems like Mr. Trump is doing any cheerleading. It sounds more like second-guessing cops in tough spots as a Monday morning quarterback that will throw law enforcement professionals under the bus for personal or political gain.