During President Trump’s visit to a bodega in Harlem, a large crowd enthusiastically chanted “We Love Trump.” It is worth noting that Harlem is known to be a stronghold for the Democratic Party in New York City. At one point, the crowd even broke into a spirited rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

This particular bodega holds significance as it was the location where Jose Alba, a clerk, was not only robbed and attacked but also wrongfully accused of murder while defending himself. President Trump’s visit to a New York City bodega is timely, considering the alarming rise in retail theft and the projected decline in the number of police officers in the city by 2025, reaching its lowest levels since the 1990s.

Bodegas play a crucial role in serving underserved communities, and President Trump firmly believes that only by reversing the Democratic Party’s lenient stance on crime can law and order be fully restored to every borough in New York City.