Get ‘Cops for Trump’ T-shirts can red Trump shirts be sold to public? Minneapolis police union boss hits back at mayor ahead of Trump rally
The head of the Minneapolis police union delivered impassioned remarks prior to President Trump’s reelection rally Thursday night, praising him for championing the rights of law enforcement officials across the country, before being called up on stage later on in the night to be recognized by the president.
“We’re seeing a lot of red cop shirts out here tonight because of the hypocrisy,” Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, said at the “Keep America Great rally” at the Target Center in Minnesota. “They don’t want the police here when it’s a Republican who stands up for the police, but if it’s a Democrat we get a different story. Our cops are here as much as they could be in full force across the state.”
Just last week, the city rolled out a new rule that barred officers from appearing in uniform at political rallies or events, a move that raised eyebrows among Trump supporters, particularly cops, who questioned the timing of the new rule.
Kroll and other officers appeared at the rally in bright red “Cops for Trump” T-shirts, which Trump pointed to during the rally.
“I love you guys,” Trump said, giving Kroll a shoutout along with the rest of the police force before inviting him to join him and other union officers on the stage. “You are so great, so respected, you don’t even know how much our public loves you.”
Kroll also condemned Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who released a statement denouncing Trump’s visit to the city last week.
“Our entire city will not stand behind the president, but behind the communities and people who continue to make our city — and this country — great,” said Frey, a Democrat. “While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the president from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis.”
“The mayor said the president wasn’t welcome but the Police Federation of Minneapolis begs to differ,” Kroll said as the crowd cheered.
Kroll slammed the Democratic Party, which has held sway in the state for close to 47 years, and which Trump is determined to flip in the upcoming election.
minnesota union red t shirts Minneapolis Cops for Trump Shirt Cpos for trump tees minnesaota shirt Mapolis, Minnesota Police Union T-Shirt Sale Minneoplis red shirts for sale by cops tee – Last week, Minneapolis police officers were told that they were forbidden from wearing their uniforms while attending any political events or rallies. The news seemed to be all too conveniently scheduled, coming just days after President Trump announced an upcoming trip to the Minnesota city.
Frustrated that they couldn’t show their support by wearing their blues, the local police union decided to take matters into their own hands.
The group started with 300 shirts and charged $20 a pop with sales beginning Monday morning.
They sold out within a few hours.
“The Minneapolis Police Department is neither a Republican nor a Democrat entity. It is non-ideological nor is it partisan. It is a neutral entity that is charged with ensuring the public safety of every single resident in the city of Minneapolis,” Frey said, during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Kroll and others have accused Frey of being politically motivated because officers have appeared as backdrops in events held in the past by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. But KARE 11 political reporter, John Croman, pointed out that those events weren’t political campaign rallies.
The president tweeted several times about the shirts after Kroll’s TV appearance, mentioning, “Actually, I LOVE the Cops for Trump shirts. Want to bring some home. I am with you 100%!!!!“