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Rudy Giuliani thanks Cleveland police union for Trump endorsement

Posted at 10:12 AM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 17:24:42-04

Rudy Giuliani visited Cleveland Tuesday to thank the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association for its endorsement of Donald Trump for president.

"There are too many Americans today who do not feel safe, and that includes the men and women in law enforcement who bravely walk our streets," said Giuliani. "Donald Trump and I appreciate the risk that the men and women in blue take to protect our country and cities like Cleveland, and that our police answer the call to save lives every day without hesitation.  Donald Trump respects the Cleveland Police greatly, and is humbled by the CPPA and Ohio FOP endorsements."

Cleveland officers voted to support Trump by a margin of 71 percent over the weekend. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton notched about 22 percent of the officers' vote and 7 percent voted to support an outside candidate.

In a strongly worded rebuke of the police union's decision, the NAACP said their endorsement "reveals the CPPA's goon mentality and disdain for the lives of those it is sworn to serve."