National Border Patrol Union Backs Donald Trump in Its First-Ever Presidential Endorsement

The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), America's largest border patrol union, has thrown its suport behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for president, in its first-ever presidential endorsement. The bold, head-scratching announcement happened early Wednesday.

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According to NBPC president Brandon Judd, “We think it is that important: if we do not secure our borders, American communities will continue to suffer at the hands of gangs, cartels and violent criminals preying on the innocent. The lives and security of the American people are at stake, and the National Border Patrol Council will not sit on the sidelines.”

The biased reason behind this endorsement comes as a backslap to many American communities, in the NBPC's terms: “As an organization, we expect our elected officials to aggressively pursue the interests of the country.”

And NBPC's announcement follows up with a not-so-subtle veiled jab at President Obama: “America has already tried a young articulate freshman senator who never created a job as an attorney and under whose watch criminal cartels have been given the freest border reign ever known.”

"Mr. Trump is the only candidate that has publicly expressed his support of our mission and our agents," said Art Del Cueto, president of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council.

Watch: Bill O'Reilly grills Del Cueto on southern border chaos: "How are people getting through?"

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