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Law Enforcement Officials Praise Trump After White House Meeting

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President Donald Trump makes remarks as he hosts a listening session with the Fraternal Order of Police in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Ron Sachs / Pool via CNP /MediaPunch/IPX)

By    |   Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 02:44 PM

Top law enforcement officials praised President Donald Trump after a White House meeting to discuss violence against police, reducing gun violence and the nation's opioid epidemic, the Washington Examiner is reporting.

"It's just a real pleasure to have a president in the White House who cares about law enforcement's concerns," said Chuck Canterbury, the national president of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Along with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions attended the meeting, along with 10 law enforcement officials, according to the website.

"Safety of law enforcement officers was one of our primary topics of discussion," Canterbury said. He noted the law enforcement community is currently facing "a crisis of being able to find qualified police applicants without reducing standards."

"We want people who have the mental fortitude to do this job ... and no criminal records," he said.

Trump told the group he intends to preserve federal programs that police say are beneficial and "wants to work with us to make sure the dollars are spent in the best way," Canterbury said.

During the meeting, Trump pledged support for police, the Chicago Tribune noted.

"I made a crucial pledge: We will always support the incredible men and women of law enforcement," Trump said. "I will always have your back 100 percent."

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Top law enforcement officials praised President Donald Trump after a White House meeting to discuss violence against police, reducing gun violence and the nation's opioid epidemic, the Washington Examiner is reporting.
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