Trump Will Light White House Blue in Honor of Fallen Law Enforcement — Something Obama Refused to After Police Massacre
President Donald Trump will light the White House in blue on Monday night to honor fallen police officers.
Trump released a statement on Monday morning: “In humble appreciation of our hard-working law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15.”
This is something the Obama White House refused to do after five police officers were gunned down by a #BlackLivesMatter sympathizer last July.
At a press briefing in July 2016, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest blew off a request made to President Barack Obama by a federal government police union to honor the five Dallas police officers massacred last week by a Black Lives Matter supporter by illuminating the White House in blue.
“I can tell you that’s not something that we plan to do at this point,” Earnest said in response to a question by Fox News White House Correspondent Kevin Corke. After Earnest ran through all that Obama has done in response to the Dallas shooting–except showing the same level of support for gay marriage and breast cancer activists by lighting the White House in an unambiguous show of solidarity–an incredulous Corke asked Earnest a follow-up that doubled as a lifeline to give him a chance to reconsider. Earnest again blew off the request.
— T. Grant Benson (@GrantB911) July 14, 2016
President Trump will deliver remarks today at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington DC.
President Trump also lit the White House blue earlier this year in honor of autism awareness.