And he made an apparent reference to the case of actor Jussie Smollett.
President Donald Trump's financial disclosure report Thursday showed revenue held steady previous year at several of his key properties - including his Washington hotel and Doral golf resort - despite a turbulent presidency that has buffeted his brand.
Trump Restaurants LLC earned roughly $4.3 million in 2018, which is up about a half million dollars from 2017.
Melania Trump reported an income of less than $201, down from the six figures she pulled in during 2018.
Speaking to officers gathered at the Capitol for National Police Week, Mr. Trump also trumpeted his move to ship more military equipment to local police departments and touted a decline in ambush deaths over the last two years.
One big hit in the disclosure report was at Trump International Hotels Management LLC, an entity that handles management for hotels in the US and overseas.
Former media mogul Conrad Black has been granted a full pardon by President Donald Trump for his prior conviction on counts of fraud and obstruction of justice, for which he spent more than three years in prison. In prison, he helped organize religious study groups.
That's the good news for Trump. The mortgage loan was granted at annual interest rate of 4.5% for the propery, which was purchased a year ago.
Golf resorts make up the bulk of Trump's self-reported income, accounting for $237 million.
The president's foreign-owned golf clubs have continued to generate substantial income. Trump raked in roughly $27 million between his two golfs clubs in Scotland and $14.5 million from his Doonbeg, Ireland golf course.
The Times reports Trump was expected to be called on to testify as a witness during Black's trial, but that his defense lawyers opted against it at the last minute. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Trump's Washington, D.C. hotel is another big moneymaker, providing Trump with $40.8 million in income a year ago, a roughly $500,000 increase from 2017.
Business was slightly up at his namesake hotel in Washington, which is a short walk from the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue and has become a magnet for Republicans, lobbyists, CEOs, foreign visitors and anyone else seeking to curry favor with a president who has chosen to maintain his business while in the White House. The Trump campaign itself spends generously at Trump properties, spending millions through 2018 and shelling out $168,333 to Trump businesses to start 2019.
Eric Trump, who runs the Trump Organization with his brother, Donald Jr., said past year was "exceptional". That's a slight drop from the at least $452 million he reported as his minimum income in 2017.
When Paikin challenged Black with evidence of Trump's racist politicking-his repeated false allegation that Obama was not a USA citizen, for instance - Black parried, defending President Trump and attacking his critics.
Still, questions remain about whether Trump remains in violation of a clause of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits officials from accepting gifts or "emoluments" from foreign and state government officials without congressional approval.