Largely at the urging of Steve Loomis, the Cleveland police union voted to endorse Donald Trump. It was the first time the union had ever endorsed a presidential candidate.
The decision has drawn the ire of the public (there was a protest outside union headquarters last night
) and some members of city council. Lynn Hampton, president of the local Black Shield Police Association (the union for black officers) said a Trump endorsement could increase the existing mistrust of police by minority communities.
It's a fair point, especially when the option was on the table to simply not endorse a candidate.
Loomis joined WKYC's Russ Mitchell for a short discussion last night. The video of that conversation is below. Our main takeaway: Can Russ Mitchell moderate one of the next debates?