Trump tweet criticizes Gov. Cooper veto of bill threatening sheriffs who decline ICE detainment requests

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RALEIGH, NC (WTVD)– In a tweet, President Trump criticized Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 370 — which would have forced local law enforcement to cooperate with ICE detainment requests.

The bill passed North Carolina’s General Assembly but Gov. Cooper vetoed the bill Wednesday.

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Critics of the bill said it was a targeted attempt to remove seven newly elected sheriff’s from office.

“This is a terrible decision for the great people of North Carolina. He should reverse his decision and get back to the basics of fighting crime,” said President Trump in a tweet Saturday morning.

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