Posted: 8:24 pm Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
Vowing to be a voice for all Americans, Donald Trump on Thursday zeroed in again on the issue of law and order, arguing not enough is being done to safeguard inner city neighborhoods, as he once again appealed to Hispanic and Black voters to support his campaign for President.
“The rioting in our streets is a threat to all peaceful citizens, and it must be ended and ended now,” Trump said to cheers in Chester Township, Pennsylvania, just southwest of Philadelphia.
“To all citizens in all of our inner cities, and all across the country, I say these words to you tonight – I am with you and I will fight for you – I promise,” Trump added.
As he did in remarks earlier on Thursday in Pittsburgh, Trump spoke up forcefully in favor of police officers, arguing they need America’s “support and gratitude,” as he accused Hillary Clinton of siding with anti-police groups in aftermath of police shootings around the nation.
“Those peddling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society – and this is a narrative that is supported with a nod by my opponent – you see what she is saying,” said Trump, as he argued that type of sentiment is partly responsible for unrest in Charlotte.
Trump once more openly mocked Clinton, accusing her of being totally detached from the worries of many Americans.
“Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about the sirens and the gun shots at night – she doesn’t worry about it,” Trump said.
“She’s sleeping, she’s sleeping.”
Trump: "Hillary Clinton doesn't have to worry about the sirens and the gunshots at night – she's sleeping"
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) September 22, 2016
Earlier in the day, Trump had said that the United States “looks bad” to the world with unrest in the streets.
“How can we lead if we can’t control our own cities?” Trump asked in a speech to an energy group in Pittsburgh, as he said it’s time for a ‘national anti-crime agenda.’
I think we’re going to win this thing,” Trump said to cheers about the election. “I think people are tired of what’s happening in this country.”
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.