Trump signs law enforcement executive orders

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Keeping true to his campaign pledge to restore law and order, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The orders pertain to “drug cartels,” reducing crime in the country, and “violence against law enforcement.” As the president signed the orders in the White House Oval Office, he briefly explained each order to the press.

On cracking down on drug cartels, Trump said, “First, I’m directing Department of Justice and Homeland Security to undertake all necessary and lawful action to break the back of the criminal cartels that have spread across our nation and are destroying the blood of our youth and other people, many other people.”

Speaking of the new task force he is directing, the president explained. “Secondly, I’m directing Department of Justice to form a task force on reducing violent crime in America.” The last order will aim at reducing crimes against law enforcement. President Trump said, “And thirdly, I’m directing the Department of Justice to implement a plan to stop crime and crimes of violence against law enforcement officers. It’s a shame what’s been happening to our great, truly great law enforcement officers. That’s going to stop as of today.”

Source: ABC News Radio Online

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