AOC Jabs NYPD Union's Endorsement Of Donald Trump

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U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, commonly referred to by her initials AOC, has criticized the recent endorsement of Donald Trump for the Presidential race by the New York Police Department (NYPD) union. The New York City Police Benevolent Association personally endorsed Trump on Friday night with an announcement by its leader Pat Lynch at an event attended by the U.S. President. “I cannot remember when we’ve ever endorsed for the president of the United States until now — that’s how important this is,” Lynch said at an event held at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New York.

Following the endorsement, AOC threw a jab at it, voicing concerns of police unions promoting “preferred” candidates for office. “NYPD union endorsed Trump. I’m sure this is part of their neighborhood outreach plan,” she said. “Also, does anyone else see a potential problem with police unions — enforcement arms of the state with lethal weapons — promoting ‘preferred’ candidates for office or is that just me?”.

AOC has long been a critic of U.S. President Donald Trump and his policies since entering into office two years ago. She drew widespread recognition after winning the Democratic Party's primary election for New York's 14th congressional district on June of 2018. Both personalities recently clashed, after Trump referred to her as a “poor student”. In response, she hit back, challenging the U.S. President to release his college transcripts.