As the 2016 election campaign entered its final stretch this week with only 90 days remaining until the voters go to the polls, candidates are seeking the endorsements of influential individuals and groups in the hopes that the association will translate to votes.

Donald Trump, billing himself as the Law and Order candidate scored an early coup in March with the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council that represents over 17,000 agents – the first time the organization has backed a presidential candidate.

Trump’s strong stand on immigration and his vow to build a wall to secure the southern border won the approval of the agents that see themselves as under attack from liberal policies and special interests.

Hillary Clinton has received endorsements from Hollywood celebrities and organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club, gun control groups and – believe it or not, Hookers 4 Hillary.

But Clinton’s decision to avoid making a pitch to the largest police union in the country, the National Fraternal Order of Police, has drawn fire from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani was mayor of New York City when the terror attack of September 11, 2001 took down the World Trade Center towers and 3,000 lives in his city.

That number included the 363 New York firefighters and 60 police officers whose funerals Giuliani attended, evidencing his support of law enforcement personnel.

“The Democratic Party has become an anti-law enforcement party. And this is the best demonstration of it,” Giuliani said, noting that the attitude “starts at the top with Barack Obama.”

Clinton’s snub in the highly charged atmosphere of highly publicized and politicized violent interactions between officers and black males that has seen the assassination of officers around the country carries the connotation that she and Democrat party are anti-cop.

The Democrat convention banned uniformed officers from the floor of the arena.

The president of the National Fraternal Order of Police confirmed that Clinton is not even talking with them. “You would think with law enforcement issues so much in the news that even if she had disagreements with our positions, that she would’ve been willing to say that. It sends a powerful message. To be honest with you, I was disappointed and shocked.”



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