Trump: Clinton 'against the police'

GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' White House considers sweeping travel ban on members, families of the Chinese Communist Party: report MORE on Tuesday night attacked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' Maine poised to allow ranked voting for president after state ruling Trump ad ties Biden to defund police effort, warns Americans 'won't be safe' MORE, alleging that his Democratic rival is "against the police."

"Just like Hillary Clinton is against the miners, she is against the police, believe me. You know it and I know it, and guess what? She knows it," Trump said during his rally in West Bend, Wis.

Trump alleged that a narrative that police officers are a racist force in society had received a "nod" by Clinton, spouting off shooting statistics in President Obama's hometown of Chicago.


Trump said 2,600 people have been shot in Chicago since the beginning of the year and almost 4,000 people killed in Obama's hometown area since the beginning of his presidency.

"The war on our police must end and it must end now," Trump declared.

Trump claimed Clinton would "rather protect the offender than the victim," claiming she represented "another generation of poverty, high crime and lost opportunities."

"I care too much about my country to let this happen," Trump stated.

Trump spoke in West Bend, about 45 minutes north of Milwaukee, which has seen days of escalating racial tension following the fatal police-involved shooting of an African-American man who authorities say was armed. 

"The violence, riots and destruction that have taken place in Milwaukee is an assault on the right on all citizens to live in security and to to live in peace," Trump said.


"Law and order must be restored," he continued. "It must be restored for the sake of all, but most especially for those living in the affected community.”

"She's more of the same, he's the law and order candidate," former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said in remarks ahead of Trump's speech.

Trump first declared himself the "law and order candidate" on July 11 during a speech criticizing Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State, an issue that dominated GOP questioning in hearings over why the FBI declined to pursue charges against Clinton.

He drove the message home during his speech at the Republican National Convention weeks later, claiming that "safety will be restored" once he enters office.