Trump Speaks Out Against Defunding Police


President Trump is speaking out against some proposals to reduce or defund police departments. During a White House roundtable with law enforcement officials, Trump said there “won't be any defunding, disbanding or dismantling of police departments.”

As we’ve been telling you, police are under increased scrutiny after the recent death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis two weeks ago. Floyd's death sparked nationwide protests.

Trump acknowledged that “some things have happened that shouldn't have happened,” but also stressed that crime is down and said police “are doing an incredible job.”

Across the aisle, the Joe Biden campaign is also moving against calls to defund police departments. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates maintains that his boss "does not believe that police should be defunded." Bates added that the former Vice President "is driven to ensure that justice is done and that we put a stop to this terrible pain." Bates added that Biden does support the funding of community policing programs that work to improve relations between police and communities.

Source: White House