Most retweeted tweet of Dem convention's third day posted by Trump
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The most retweeted tweet during the third day of the Democratic National Convention was posted by Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE.

"Shooting deaths of police officers up 78% this year," Trump tweeted.

"We must restore law and order and protect our great law enforcement officers!"


Trump's tweet, which appears to be referencing a statistic from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's mid-year report on officer fatalities, was retweeted more than 13,000 times and liked by more than 39,000 users.

The GOP nominee often praises police and law enforcement on the campaign trail. He has also said he thinks officers in this country are treated "so unfairly."

On Wednesday, the GOP nominee slammed the Democratic Party for not addressing issues relating to police and law enforcement during its convention.

On the third night of the Democratic Convention, Vice President Biden, Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: Details on Senate's 0B defense bill | Bill rejects Trump plan to skirt budget caps | Backfills money for border wall | Defense chief says more troops could head to Mideast Dem senator plans amendment to restrict military action against Iran Overnight Defense: Iran worries dominate foreign policy talk | Pentagon reportedly to send WH plans for 10K troops in Mideast | Democrats warn Trump may push through Saudi arms sale | Lawmakers blast new Pentagon policy on sharing info MORE (D-Va.) and President Obama spoke.