Joe Biden pushed back on President Donald Trump’s suggestions that he wants to defund the police and that his mental fitness is lacking, saying the opposite is true on both fronts — and that Trump is the one who wants to make cuts to the nation’s law enforcement community.
When asked if Biden is for defunding the police, the former vice president laughed and said, “No I don’t.”
“I don’t want to defund police departments. I think they need more help, they need more assistance, but that, look, there are unethical senators, there are unethical presidents, there are unethical doctors, unethical lawyers, unethical prosecutors, there are unethical cops. They should be rooted out,” Biden said.
Biden then accused Trump of wanting to slash funding to the police.
“By the way, he proposes cutting a half a billion dollars of local police support,” Biden said.
According to The Washington Post, the Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal slashed funding to a Justice Department program that helps police departments hire new officers.
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