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Trump Says There Will be No Defunding, Dismantling, Disbanding of Police in U.S.



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President Donald Trump dismissed calls to defund police and praised the nation's officers during a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials on Monday.

Trump responded to calls to defund police sparked by the police-involved killing of Geroge Floyd in Minneapolis, where city council members over the weekend pledged to disband the police department.

“There won't be defunding, there won't be dismantling of our police and there is not going to be any disbanding of our police,” said Trump.

The president went on to say that he believes a vast majority of police officers do their jobs properly and only some bad actors must be dealt with.

“We want to make sure we don't have any bad actors in there and sometimes, you'll see some horrible things like we witnessed recently, but 99 — I say 99.9, but let's go with 99 percent of them are great, great people and they've done jobs that are record-setting,” he said.

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said earlier that Trump “is appalled by the defund the police movement.”

Trump has criticized former Vice President Joe Biden, his presumptive opponent in the 2020 election, tweeting Sunday that Biden and other Democrats will seek to defund the police.

Biden's campaign on Monday said that he does not support the defund the police movement and House Democrats unveiled sweeping police reforms and measures to make it easier to prosecute officers in court, but did not include plans to defund police.

Trump's comments came after the mayors of New York City and Los Angeles said they would take steps to decrease police funding and nine members of the Minneapolis City Council formed a veto-proof majority in support of defunding and disbanding the city's police department.

“They want to end the police department — quote end the police department in Minneapolis … What does that mean? End it?” Trump asked. “They abandoned their police precinct, something I've never seen before. You had a mayor that asked them to abandon and now they've abandoned the mayor, it looks like.”

Global protests calling for a range of societal changes, including an end to systemic racism as well as police reform or abolition sparked by the recent deaths of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many other black people throughout the nation's history.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and fired days after Floyd was killed on May 25, while three other since-fired officers present at the scene were also arrested last week.

A judge on Monday set unconditional bail for Chauvin at $1.25 million after charges against him were escalated from third-degree murder to second-degree murder.

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  • Just one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard of many blacks throughout history ok what about all the whites and other nationalities
    Ok it happens so we have to find a way to root out the bad guys just like any other persons just have to do our best and seek ways to spot them it isn’t any different with the humans as a whole group it’s not just black people being killed cause they black it’s any Human being killed by anyone not just the police I think it very selfish to look at it as just one group being killed cause of the color of they skin that’s not true I just can’t help but think if it was a black police who done this with mr Floyd if the upstart would have Ben the same I don’t think so they may have Ben something said big time but not all the bull shit that went down

  • Lynn says:

    I am truly sick of hearing all the crap..if it had been a white man killed by black officer no protests would of occured the protesters should of been protesting all lived matter it’s not up to anyone or groups to make your life better….it’s up to you and police letting people distroy property is outrageous…what about the white man beaten by protesters that died only a small bolt on news the building burnt down no news there and social distancing non existent…..just so sick of this making our country look like a bunch of slow minded people live here…..just extremely sad….

  • Wayne C says:

    I say let Minneapolis be the test city. Get rid of the police & watch the rest of the city burn to the ground. Let the bodies pile up. When the BLM sees how many black lives are lost compared to when they had law enforcers, BLM will beg for the police back. Law enforcers will be in a great bargaining position, the truth will come out & the Democrat politicians will look like fools.

  • Alisha S. says:

    I agree Wayne C.!I absolutely agree with all these statements!!

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