Trump says he's not firing Rod Rosenstein

Trump says he's not firing Rod Rosenstein

Trump says he's not firing Rod Rosenstein

"I'm not making any changes", Trump told reporters as he returned to the White House after traveling with Rosenstein to an global police chiefs' conference in Florida.

"We are taking back our streets from drug lords, gangs, and crime", the president noted, later on in his speech referring specifically to the notorious gang known as MS-13.

It was an official, non-political event. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi greeted the president on the tarmac.

Scott hailed the Trump administration's support during previous hurricanes, and said he was working closely with the president again for Hurricane Michael.

"I know the law enforcement people in Chicago and I know how good they are".

Trump also reiterated his support for law enforcement, and derided attacks against officers.

The president also honored several officers from around the country who faced life-threatening situations, including an officer from the Doral Police Department. "We're going to straighten it out, and we're going to straighten it out fast", he promised.

"Politicians who spread this risky, anti-police sentiment make life easier for criminals and more unsafe for law-abiding citizens".

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to members of the media on Monday before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. Trump told reporters that he had no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

But Mr Trump told reporters he was "not making any changes" at the Department of Justice.

Trump says he's directed his attorney general to "help straighten out the awful shooting wave" in Chicago.

"Even someone as clueless as Donald Trump has to know stop-and-frisk is simply not the solution to crime", Matt McGrath said in an emailed statement.

"It went from an unacceptably risky city to one of the safest cities in the country and I think the safest big city in the country", Trump said.

Stop-and-frisk policing isn't a partisan issue. Critics call it racist and ineffective.

A federal judge in 2013 ruled that New York City's implementation of "stop and frisk" violated the constitutional rights of minorities, and civil rights groups have since pushed back on Trump's past suggestions that such a policy could effectively stem Chicago's gun violence epidemic. "So it works. Gotta be properly applied, but stop and frisk works", he added. The crime spree is a awful blight on that city and we'll do everything possible to get it done.

Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama who became mayor in 2011, said on September 4 he would not seek re-election next year.

The president recalled his comments to Kavanaugh after nominating him to the Supreme Court.

The storm is on a projected path to make landfall sometime Wednesday near the Florida Panhandle, according to the National Hurricane Center. "This is going to be a piece of cake getting you confirmed, '" he said to laughter. The number of investigatory stops fell from more than 1.3 million in 2014 and 2015 to just over 54,000 in the first six months of 2016, the report said.

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