President Trump Monday announced that he would light the White House blue in honor of our men and women who devote their lives to law enforcement.
From a presidential proclamation that today is Police Offiers Memorial Day and the beginning of Police Week:
In humble appreciation of our hard-working law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15. I call upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on the Governors of the States and Territories and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day.
What a change from Barack Obama, who gave lip service to honoring cops but in reality made their lives so much more difficult by constantly focusing on the rare cases of police brutality — proven, unproven, and disproven — and racism.
Missing the forest for the trees he loved to obsess over instead, Obama helped perpetuate a climate in which police are afraid to do their jobs for fear of being branded as racist brutalizers. As a consequence, violent crimes has risen in many cities and more people are dying, particularly African Americans.
Under Trump, one hopes, the fear cops have will begin to ebb, and police will be able to start locking up more bad guys again and preventing crime. Because black lives matter.
Obama, you’ll remember, had other priorities for White House aesthetics, thumbing his nose at the many Americans who question gay marraige with this.