WASHINGTON – Praising the courage of police officers who rush into unknown danger, President Trump said Monday he would take a courageous stand of his own in honoring their service.
“I want you to know patriotic Americans of all backgrounds truly support and love our police,” Trump said at a service for law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Trump called it a “very sad thing” that “many of today’s politicians don’t want to say that” because, Trump said, it’s not politically correct or they think it will hurt them with voters.
“I will say it and I will talk about it proudly,” Trump said in the shadow of the Capitol, in remarks that began with his referencing the backing he received in last year's election by the National Fraternal Order of Police.
“I will always support the incredible men and women of law enforcement as much as you have always supported me,” Trump said. “And you did. Big league.”
As a sign of his support, Trump let his hair blow in the wind as he made his outdoor remarks.
“Just to show you, by the way, how much I love our police, I said, `Oh, I’m going to need a hat because it’s so windy today,’” the 45h president told the crowd as he held up a white hat with the number 45 on the side and USA on the front. “When I got out here, I said, `There’s no way I’m going to put on this hat.’ So we’ll leave off the hat.”
Trump tossed the hat to Micah Glasser, the six-year-old son of a fallen Phoenix officer.
While Glasser got the hat, Twitter got to comment on Trump’s hair.