Trump’s Speech Honoring Fallen Officers *GASP* Turns Into A Rant Against Immigration

It seems that no matter the topic or event, President Trump can always make speeches about himself. 

On Tuesday, law enforcement officers from around the country gathered in Washington for the 37th National Peace Officers memorial service, an event honoring those who have died in the line of duty. 

In a speech peppered with Trump’s trademark self-congratulatory comments, the President took some time to honor law enforcement officers before turning the memorial service into a political event.

Trump used the death of Border Patrol Officer Rogelio Martinez to renew calls for the completion of the border wall.

Trump has vowed to bring those responsible for Martinez’s death to justice, but the FBI investigation into the matter concluded that his death was likely an accident.

That hasn’t stopped the President from invoking Martinez’s memory in the name of border security.

Trump then segued into immigration policy, taking aim at sanctuary cities, MS-13, and catch and release policies. 

Though it came as no surprise, those watching were still upset that Trump politicized the event. 

Some found Trump’s remarks honoring law enforcement disingenuous after his recent harsh criticism of the FBI.

Trump also advocated for stronger protection for law enforcement, calling for the death penalty for those who kill police officers. The Trump administration has also rolled back Obama-era restrictions on police departments acquiring certain types of unused military gear. 

But some felt Trump missed the larger picture, noting that stricter gun control might be the best way to protect police officers’ lives. 

We can never be sure what Donald Trump might say next, but it seems we can always count on him to celebrate his favorite holiday. 

H/T – Huffpost