Tue, Feb. 7, 2017: Trump meets with sheriffs at White House

President Donald Trump, who made “law and order” a central plank of his campaign and enjoyed wide support among members of the law enforcement community, met with a group of sheriffs at the White House on Tuesday and was given a letter of thanks for his recent executive actions to clamp down on illegal immigration.

“State and local law enforcement have, in recent years, shouldered much of the burden associated with criminal illegal immigration and the subsequent impact on our communities,” said the letter, which was signed by both the president and executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association. “As you have recognized, our borders are not secure and we applaud your efforts to address this threat to our public safety.”

Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior advisers Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus and Stephen Miller, held a “listening session” with a group of sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room.