President Trump has ordered the White House be lit blue on Monday night, in honor of National Police Week.
Trump kicked off National Police Week earlier on Monday, when he and Vice President Mike Pence addressed crowds at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
“I will make it the personal priority of my administration to ensure that police are finally treated fairly and with honor and respect that they deserve,” Trump said during the ceremony. “Every drop of blood spilled from our heroes in blue is a wound inflicted upon the entire country.”
Trump in February signed an executive order on preventing violence against federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers — asking the attorney general to, if warranted, make recommendations for “legislation defining new crimes of violence and establishing new mandatory minimum sentences for existing crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, as well as for related crimes.”
Trump prided himself on being the “rule of law” candidate while on the 2016 campaign trail, and has taken great steps to make good on that campaign promise. Monday’s light display is another example of his attempt to codify his commitment to American law enforcement.