Hillary Clinton sure must be worried about something and is taking a big risk that her Black Lives Matter goon squads may revolt. With an unexpected pivot towards supporting the cops – or more accurately, pandering to police – the Democrat nominee met with law enforcement figures behind closed doors on Thursday. It’s a sign that there is more than a bit of anxiety within the campaign that Donald Trump’s calls to reject anarchy as well as pointing out the bigotry of Mrs. Clinton’s disingenuous efforts to curry favor with black voters may be gaining traction.
Breitbart News is reporting “Hillary Clinton Meets Privately with Top Cops as Trump Law and Order Message Resonates”:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with top law enforcement leaders from around the country Thursday in a closed sit-down discussion to pledge support to law enforcement and to find ways to “repair the bonds of trust and respect between police officers and our communities.”
“Everyone is safer when there is respect for the law, and when everyone is respected by the law,” Clinton said at a two-hour meeting held in John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. “The people around this table are pioneering, they are reforming, they are on top of the debates and concerns that have been expressed over the last couple of years and I think we can come together with a sense of shared purpose and a belief to have a purpose where we go forth united and do everything possible to keep our communities safe.”
The meeting took place between Clinton and eight of the country’s top law enforcement leaders including outgoing NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and his successor Chief James O’Neil, LAPD Chief Charles Beck, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, former Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey, Arizona Chief Chris Magnus, and New Jersey’s Camden County Chief J. Scott Thompson.
The open meeting comes at a time when Clinton’s rival GOP candidate Donald Trump’s message of law and order resonates with the American people. During his forceful law and order speech at West Bend, Wisconsin Tuesday night, Trump painted Clinton as an anti-police candidate who is “peddling the narrative of cops as a racist force.”
“Just like Hillary Clinton is against the miners, she is against the police,” Trump said. “Those peddling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society, a narrative supported with a nod by my opponent, share directly in the responsibility for the unrest in Milwaukee, and many other places within our country. They have fostered the dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America.”
The shift in strategy it totally out of character for Team Hillary which recently snubbed the nation’s largest police union’s endorsement lest it offend the delicate sensibilities of black voters. As recently as Tuesday, the Clinton campaign was reportedly dismissive of the need to even attempt to lure white male voters but then two things happened to upset the apple cart. Trump gave an extremely well-received speech near the scene of the Milwaukee riots where racist black thugs were on the prowl looking for white people to attack and secondly, the Donald shook up his campaign by bringing in political warrior Steve Bannon of Breitbart to take the attack to Clinton.
Trump is also ramping up efforts to reach out to blacks who are concerned about the betrayal of the Democrats who only express concern for them during election cycles and otherwise turn a blind eye as the inner cities are transformed into drug infested hunting grounds for predatory animals. Whether law enforcement organizations swallow the sucker bait remains to be seen but Hillary’s newfound respect for the police is as phony as it comes.