Donald Trump on Thursday night said that if he is elected president, he will sign an executive order mandating that anybody who kills a police officer gets the death penalty.
“One of the first things I do, in terms of executive order if I win, will be to sign a strong, strong statement that will go out to the country — out to the world — that anybody killing a policeman, policewoman, a police officer — anybody killing a police officer, the death penalty,” Trump said at an event with the New England Police Benevolent Association, a police union, according to CNN. “It’s going to happen, OK?”
During his speech, the Republican presidential candidate also said he believes that police forces should have military-style equipment.
“We’ve got to let our police have the finest equipment and the finest training, and if we don’t, we’re making a tremendous mistake as a country,” he said, according to CNN.
The union endorsed Trump at the event.