Trump to stress need for law and order in D.C. speech

2DFX2DK U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House December 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump says Bill Barr will be nominated as Attorney General and Heather Nauert as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations before departing for the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAPRESS.COM

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Law and order will be the focus of President Donald J. Trump’s keynote speech Tuesday at the America First Policy Institute Annual Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., according to Fox News.

“President Trump sees a nation in decline that is driven, in part, by rising crime and communities becoming less safe under Democrat policies,” Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told the outlet Tuesday. “His remarks will highlight the policy failures of Democrats while laying out an America First vision for public safety that will surely be a defining issue during the midterms and beyond.”

Describing law and order as the “central issue” of Trump’s speech, Budowich reportedly advised that “The president sees this as an area of great contrast between his policies and successes and the disastrous results of not just Biden’s presidency, but just the general Democrat control of federal, state, and local levels.”

The speech—which marks the president’s first return to the nation’s capital since leaving office in January 2021—comes amid rising crime across the country, with homicide rates up in several major cities since last year.

At a recent political event in Las Vegas, Trump attributed the issue in part to a growing lack of respect for police. 

“We have to give police back their authority, their power, and their prestige,” he said, noting that he felt those who kill police officers should receive the death penalty.

“If we are going to Make America Great Again,” the president added, “our first task is to make America safe again.”

President Trump is scheduled to speak at 3:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Join RSBN for live coverage of the event.

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