President Trump claims violent crime is spiraling in what he calls "far left cities" that are run by Democrats and "radical libs." Hosting an event with law enforcement officials at the White House, Trump also accused leading Democrats of favoring efforts to defund police.
Trump said Chicago, which saw at least 60 shootings over the weekend, including 13 deadly incidents, is "worse than Afghanistan." He also said police are generally treated very unfairly and argued that "radical politicians are waging war on innocent Americans." The event also featured some citizens who have had positive experience with law enforcement officers.
He called his administration pro-safety, pro-police and anti-crime. Trump argued that things would be worse under former VP Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who he again referred to as "Sleepy Joe."
Source: White House