By Azi Paybarah
Donald Trump’s administration may have picked a fight with leaders of the New York Police Department when Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the city “soft on crime” last month. But Trump cast himself as a friend to police officers on the campaign trail — and as he returns to his overwhelmingly Democratic hometown of New York City for the first time as president Thursday, some GOP officials say he’s got plenty of friends on the force.
“They love him,” says Republican state Sen. Marty Golden, a former cop who now represents Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, when asked what he hears from police officers about Trump. “I was at a police function, they went crazy.”
“There seems to be, regardless of what we see in the press ... an overwhelming support among our law enforcement, and our military units, for Donald Trump,” Golden says.
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Source: Politico (via The Empire Report)