Ex-Detroit Police Chief James Craig Wants Trump for President in 2024

September 01, 2023, 8:43 PM by  Allan Lengel

James Craig at Trump's Saturday rally in Macomb. (file photo)

Ex-Detroit Police James Craig, a Republican who failed in his attempt to be governor in 2022, and has been mentioned as a possible U.S. Senate candidate, appears to be all in for Donald Trump for 2024.

In a posting Friday on X, formerly Twitter, he writes: "Leadership matters and President @realDonaldTrump is the best candidate to defeat Joe Biden and get America back on track."

He goes on to promote his gushing column about Trump in the Daily Caller, a conservative publication.

I rose through the ranks as a beat cop starting in the Detroit and Los Angeles Police Departments. I then served as police chief in three cities: Portland, ME; Cincinnati, OH; and then I returned home to Detroit, MI. I’ve seen every kind of crime, every kind of loss. I know what makes communities strong and what breaks them. I’ve seen despair, and I’ve seen hope. I know what makes streets safe — and I know what happens when violence runs rampant. One thing I know for sure: Leadership makes all the difference, and that starts at the top. In America today, that leadership is sorely lacking.

Under President Donald J. Trump the economy was stronger & the streets were safer — in fact the world was safer — while America’s southern border was being strengthened & American energy was being celebrated and utilized. It was a proud time to be an American.

Craig was one of five Republican candidates who was booted from the 2022 primary ballot because the person they hired submitted bogus petition signatures. Prior to that he failed to get an endorsement from Trump, who expected anyone he backed to say that the 2020 election was stolen. Craig appeared to publicly state that.' Trump ended up backing Tudor Dixon, who lost to the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

In his column posted Friday, he goes on to write:

But President Trump being up by fifty points is no fluke — Americans remember the resounding success of his presidency, the signal of his policy achievements rather than the noise of the media spins, sharply juxtaposed with the failures of the Biden Administration currently in power. And while Americans know there is no clear, concise solution to fixing the problems plaguing America today, they do know there is an obviously clear step they can take to begin to fix those problems, and it is a step towards the voting booth to elect Donald Trump.

The law and order ex-chief fails to mention any of Trump's criminal cases, only writing:

President Trump was not and is not perfect, and I very much doubt President Trump would ever claim infallibility, but he never saw a problem he was not ready to confront, and today Americans need to accept that problems are building up while Washington leaders are unready to confront them.


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