- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The top police official in New York City is calling it “ironic” that some NYPD officers assigned to a security detail at Trump Tower are Muslim.

Police Commissioner William Bratton made the remark Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” while talking about the importance of building trust in Muslim communities to fight terror.

Bratton has said Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric calling for a ban on Muslims entering the country hurts that effort.

Bratton said the 36,000-officer NYPD has roughly 1,000 Muslim officers. He said some have been posted outside the midtown Manhattan skyscraper where Trump lives to help protect the Republican as he runs for president.

The Trump campaign hasn’t responded to Bratton’s comments.

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