Trump: There Won’t Be Any Defunding Of Police

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President Trump and his allies on Monday lashed out at activists and some Democrats for their support of the “defund the police” movement, seeking to draw a contrast with the administration’s embrace of law enforcement amid nationwide protests.

“There won’t be defunding. There won’t be dismantling of our police, and there’s not going to be any disbanding of our police. Our police have been letting us live in peace, and we want to make sure we don’t have any bad actors in there,” Trump said during a meeting with law enforcement officers and police chiefs at the White House, adding that he believes “99 percent” of officers are “great people.”

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at an earlier briefing that “the president is appalled by the defund the police movement,” singling out pledges from the mayors of Los Angeles and New York City to cut police budgets.

“That means cutting of police. That means reducing police departments. That means defunding police departments, if not getting rid of them entirely,” she said. “No, [Trump] doesn’t agree with that.”

Read more at The Hill.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I thought people would say you need a gun to protect themselves. why are they so worried about defunding police then?

    • Yeah the nutty far left and nutty far right aren’t much different. I remember when the Black Panthers went to the California State House with their shotguns and assault rifles. They were peacefully protesting a gun control bill! Within three months, that bill, sponsored by a Republican, which banned all carrying of loaded firearms in all public places by non-law enforcement officers, was signed into law by Ronald Reagan. Now we have armed right wingers with Confederate flags and swastikas taking over the Michigan State House.

  2. “No, [Trump] doesn’t agree with that.”

    Yet another Trump lie. Trump proposed a fifty percent cut to the one federal program that helps local law enforcement agencies hire police officers.

  3. Yesterday Joe Biden came out in opposition to defunding police. And today Bernie Sanders not only opposed defunding, he called for big pay increases for police officers!

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