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Police officer's Donald Trump video goes viral

Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 20:59:38-04
A Tucson man's video about his experience at the Donald Trump rally has now been viewed more than a million times. 
 
Brandon Tatum, a Tucson Police Officer, posted the video on Facebook after going to the rally while off duty. It was quickly shared thousands of times, including on Donald Trump's official Facebook page.
 
Now Tatum says national news outlets are booking him on their shows, but first he spoke exclusively to 9OYS saying he posted the video because he had a completely different reaction to Donald Trump's rally than he expected. 
 
"It contradicted what I saw in the media and what people had told me in the past," he said.

The roughly 10 minute video is all about Tatum's personal experience witnessing both peaceful protesters but also what he calls agitators. 
 
"People were verbally violent at the door, yelling, saying 'F Donald Trump,' I mean being outrageous," Tatum said in his Facebook video.
 
"It was very shocking and it was very disappointing," he said to 9OYS.
 
Tatum says he often posts videos on his Facebook page but has never received a response like this.
 
"I went to sleep and when I woke up, I saw thousands of people who had shared it and I was just completely shocked," he said.
 
He says he originally went to the rally to become more informed as a voter and he posted the video to provide a different  perspective. While he says his views do not represent the Tucson Police Department, he says several people have mentioned that his law enforcement career contributed to the video's popularity. 
 
"I think it gives a person a basis to go from," said Tatum. "It's not like I'm doing some other career that doesn't require consistent accountability and consistent respect."
 
He says the majority of the response to his video has been positive. 
 
"It's good to see that I wasn't the only one that had that perspective and it's good to see that others viewed the video as being transparent and authentic."