Philly FOP Chief Meets With Trump

John McNesby told the Inquirer he was "summoned" to the White House to discuss issues like sanctuary cities and gun violence.

Philly’s Fraternal Order of Police union chief John McNesby met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday. 

Also in attendance at the meeting, which Trump called a “listening session,” were Vice President Mike Pence and other FOP leaders, including presidents of the union’s Chicago and national lodges, according to

McNesby reportedly said much of the meeting focused on so-called sanctuary cities — like Philadelphia — as well as gun violence and the opioid epidemic.

Last month, McNesby questioned the president’s relationship with police in an interview with the Inquirer. “On the law enforcement side, everybody is clapping and waving the flag and banging the chest because Donald Trump is president,” he told the newspaper. “He says all these great things, but when he sits at the table, it’s a whole different story.”

Yesterday, McNesby told the newspaper that he believes that his “message got through” and was the reason why he was “summoned to the White House.”

Apparently nothing concrete came out of the meeting.

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