Trump: ‘Criminals Who Kill Our Police Should Get the Death Penalty’

During a speech on Tuesday, President Trump called for the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.

Trump said, “We’re not going to let bad things happen to our police. So we must show appreciation, gratitude, and respect for those who police our streets and patrol our communities. In 2016, an officer was assaulted in America on an average of every ten minutes. Can you believe that? It’s outrageous and it’s unacceptable. We must end the attacks on our police, and we must end them right now. We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty. Bring it forth.”

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