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President Donald Trump has received the endorsed of the City of New York Police Benevolent Association (PBA).

Trump spoke to members of the PBA, the union representing some 24,000 rank-and-file officers.

"I've admired you my whole life, watched you do a job like nobody else, nobody else done it. Best of the best and I’m grateful happy you're here," the president said to the group on Friday.

Trump was formally endorsed by the union during the event at his New Jersey golf course, where PBA President Pat Lynch said it was the first time he could recall the group ever endorsed a president, NBC reports.

"I have 36 years on this job, 21 as the president of this fine organization. I cannot remember when we’ve ever endorsed for Office of the President of the United States, until now. That's how important this is," Lynch said in front the crowd of officers.