During an event touting his executive order on police reform, President Trump shifted into campaign mode, insisting that the American comeback from the ongoing coronavirus crisis is "way ahead of schedule" and predicted a big economic rebound in coming months.
But before that, he talked up the public’s concern about police abuses. Trump expressed sorrow for victims of police violence and their families. He praised heroic cops and offered regrets for those who've been killed in the line of duty, saying bad cops represent a tiny fraction of policing departments across the U.S.
But he also dismissed any notion of defunding departments. “Americans want law and order,” he offered. “They may not say it, they may not be talking about it, but that’s what they want. Some of them don’t even know that’s what they want, but that’s what they want.”
Source: White House