Trump speech today: On Peace Officers Memorial Day 2019, President Donald Trump speaks at annual memorial service on Capitol Hill — live updates


President Trump said he stands with law enforcement during the Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Capitol Hill, an event to honor law enforcement officers who have died on the line of duty. 

“Today we renew our solemn oath that we will never forget,” Mr. Trump said before sharing a handful of stories of law enforcement officers. 

The president had harsh words for criminals who kill police officers, saying they “should immediately with trial get the death penalty.” But he also spent much of his speech criticizing the nation’s immigration laws, saying they allow illegal immigrants to enter the country and commit crime. 

May 15 marks Peace Officers Memorial Day, by a resolution under then-President John F. Kennedy. So far in 2019, more than 40 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty in the U.S.

“On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout…



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