President Trump gave an impassioned speech to the 37th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol Building Tuesday morning. Speaking to the crowd of officers and families of officers, Trump unveiled his administration’s version of a ‘catch and release’ program.
Trump was hammering on the violent gang, MS-13, and calling on congress to eliminate the practice of sanctuary cities.
“We are calling on Congress to secure our borders, support our border agents, stop sanctuary cities and shut down policies that release violent criminals back into our communities,” Trump said. “We don’t want it any longer. We’ve had it. Enough is enough.”
Trump said his administration is targeting the ultra-violent gang, MS-13, to audience applause.
“We are getting them out of our country by the thousands,” Trump said, “very week we’re setting new records on it — we have a catch and release program, too. It’s called, we catch them here and we release them in the country they came back from. We’re getting them out.”
The audience of police officers cheered and applauded. (RELATED: Trump Invited a 90-Year Old Woman Onstage, Kissed Her. There Was Not A Dry Eye In The Audience)
Trump continued, “We’re putting them in prison. The Trump Administration has a policy. It’s very clear. We will protect those that protect us and who do such a great job in protecting us.”