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Mon May 15, 2017, 03:16 PM

Trump to light White House blue to honor police

Source: The Hill

The president signed a proclamation Monday declaring the day "Peace Officer Memorial Day" and the upcoming week "Police Week." At the signing ceremony, Trump said that he would also request that American flags fly at half-mast to memorialize fallen officers, according to a pool report.

"During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities. Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours," Trump said in the text of the proclamation.


The document goes on to note that out of the 118 officers who died on duty last year, 66 were "victims of malicious attacks." That represents an increase of almost 40 percent from the previous year, according to the administration.
Presidents sometimes light up the iconic residence to promote various causes. Trump previously lit the White House blue in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. And former President Barack Obama lit the White House in a rainbow pattern to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/homenews/administration/333424-trump-to-light-wh-blue-to-honor-police%3Famp



Trying to cement his authoritarian daddy image before he gets impeached.

This is worrisome.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:25 PM

1. Black lights and blood Mr. Trump. Police wear black these days. Blue for Democracy!

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:30 PM

2. I wonder how he'll feel about them when he

gets arrested.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #2)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:32 PM

3. It would be amusing

If that happened during "police week"


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Response to orangecrush (Reply #3)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:45 PM

7. Oh what a vision!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #2)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:34 PM

5. D'OH!

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:32 PM

4. Nothing for the other Fire Fighters or other first Responders? What about the military?

I mean it is a Military oriented holiday So I guess he'll put out another executive order to take away their health care or something to pay for police week activities. Obvious troll is obvious.

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Response to Afromania (Reply #4)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:49 PM

8. I saw a post by a post by a tea bagger that said, "first responders are whiners."

She won't be saying that when she's panicking and reaching for 911; or when she's spinning out in the fast lane of the freeway.
I hate Teapublicans.

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Response to Afromania (Reply #4)

Mon May 15, 2017, 05:03 PM

12. It was started by JFK and there is a fire fighter day also..

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: October 7 8, 2017. at the National Fire Academy in Frederick Md.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #12)

Mon May 15, 2017, 07:29 PM

16. Thanks

I had no idea it even existed.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:40 PM

6. Actually, he should light it in White, Black, and Orange.

Those are his real colors.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 03:55 PM

9. Chicago PD hits back at Trump: We asked WH for help and never heard back

Chicago PD hits back at Trump: We asked WH for help and never heard back

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141711713 - Feb 24

Surely Trump must have fixed it by now.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 04:24 PM

10. Empty gesture from the biggest scofflaw ever to (periodically) inhabit the White House. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #10)

Mon May 15, 2017, 04:34 PM

11. I think

You nailed it!

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 05:24 PM

13. I love blue lights, generally speaking. A day of honor is fine. A whole week seems overkill. nt

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 06:08 PM

14. What a pandering piece of cheap, frozen chicken.

This mentally challenged jack ass who resides in the White House is one disgusting, low life son-of-a-bitch.

Happy Mothers Day, you "moral majority dunce". What a pathetic fool. And his cult still follow, waving their dixie flags and chasing Muslims or anyone looking different from the neck up as they ignorantly beat their drums of racism and thuggery.

Where was his trophy wife and little boy, old whats-his-name, on Mothers' Day? He's off golfing..and she's up in the golden tower. Repunzal, Repunzal.....joke of the year. "first lady"....seriously? What a sad joke.

I listened to about 10 minutes of this babbling fool at the gathering for the fallen police and their families. What an embarrassment. He thanks them for clapping for themselves, when the dunce thinks they are clapping for him. What a complete buffoon.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 06:08 PM

15. Of course he cares about law enforcement.....

....so long as they aren't investigating him.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 07:34 PM

17. Far more construction workers die on the job

In 2015, 937 construction workers were killed on the job. That is seven times as many police officer deaths in that same year. Why is there no over-emoting and grandstanding about THEIR deaths? Why no ribbons for the fallen construction workers? Their job is more dangerous.

Sick of all of the ass-kissing and emotionalism involving these "pro-police" actions.

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Response to MountCleaners (Reply #17)

Mon May 15, 2017, 09:33 PM

18. Authoritarians by nature need their egos stroked.

Time to cut down copper morale some.

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