9/22/16

True colors

A week or so ago, FOP, the Fraternal Order of Police, endorsed Donald Trump. FOP claims that Trump “understands and supports our priorities, and our members believe he will make America safe again.”

Yesterday, we saw precisely how Trump 'understands and supports' law enforcement priorities.

At least twice, he threw Betty Shelby, the Tulsa officer involved in the Crutcher shooting under the bus.

"Now did she get scared? Was she choking? What happened? But maybe people like that, people that choke, people that do that, maybe they can’t be doing what they’re doing."

Innuendo again. Suggestion. No facts. No clue. But he pandered very nicely to the black vote. He suggests that Shelby was so frightened that she couldn't function properly, and thus shot Crutcher. No facts; no clue. But he sure had his mouth a-flappin' in front of the black voters.

Trump also said that he is "a tremendous believer in the police," making sure to note that police "are great people." But he also recognized that even among great people, "you always have problems."

Betty Shelby is 'a problem.' Trump says so. He has no idea what happened; few if any do at this point. Maybe Shelby did screw the pooch. But no one knows yet. Certainly not "Heel Spurs" Trump.

But we have a presidential candidate standing in front of a black crowd, pretty much nailing Betty Shelby to a cross.

But he is a 'tremendous believer in the police.'

Right.

Can anyone tell me what is the difference between hanging this cop out to dry, simply as a matter of political expedience, simply to pander for some votes ...

... and Benghazi?

If "Heel Spurs" is elected president - commander-in-chief of the armed forces - God help the troops who find themselves in harm's way and need some executive-level backup. The first consideration will be how the situation could be turned to "Heel Spurs" Trump's advantage. If that leaves the Snuffies twisting in the wind ... well ... too bad. It's all for the greater good, don't you see.