Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

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National Fraternal Order of Police President Chuck Canterbury listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expressing concern about violent crime as he welcomes leaders of a national police union to the White House.

Trump is hosting a listening session Tuesday with the Fraternal Order of Police. Opening the event, Trump said public safety was a top concern, specifically citing shootings in Chicago.

Trump said he was “removing criminals all over the country.”

He pledged: “I will work night and day to make American safe again.”

Trump was seated next to FOP president Chuck Canterbury. The national police union, which represents 340,000 members, endorsed Trump for president.