Trump Tweet Gets San Antonio Cops in Trouble

They'll be disciplined for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2016 3:20 PM CDT

On Tuesday, Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself posing with uniformed police officers as he prepared to board his plane at the San Antonio International Airport—and now at least 14 of those officers are facing disciplinary measures over their attire. They were shown in the video wearing the Trump campaign's red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps, leading city and police officials to quickly decry the move, the Washington Post reports. "I expect them to know better than to give the appearance of endorsing a candidate while on duty and in uniform," says the city's police chief, who adds that the officers who were wearing the caps "will be disciplined appropriately."

Trump's tweet read: "Thank you Texas! If you haven't registered to VOTE- today is your last day. Go to: http://VOTE.GOP & get out on 11/8/16 to #MAGA!" His video also ended with the message, "We will make America safe and great again, together!" The city's mayor tweeted that "police must be above politics & serve everyone equally" and that she was "deeply disappointed" by the officers' "lack of judgement." The officers are part of a motorcycle unit that was escorting Trump's motorcade to and from the airport while he was in San Antonio for a fundraising event. (More Election 2016 stories.)

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