President Donald Trump is calling on local law enforcement officials to start pushing back against radical leftist politicians who have been pushing an anti-police narrative on local leaders in some of our nation’s biggest cities.
Trump went on to accuse local Democrats of treating police “so badly” and “disrespectfully” Monday morning. One of the big pushes by the far-left has been to diminish police budgets, which effectively reduces the number of cops a department can employ, which translates into less law enforcement on the streets to help control crime.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire:
“Never in history have Police been treated so badly as they are in Democrat run cities — and these cities are a mess. Police must take a stronger stand with the Radical Left politicians that are treating them so badly, and so disrespectfully!!!” Trump tweeted.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2020
City officials in places such as Minneapolis, New York City, and Los Angeles have taken steps to cut funding to or abolish their respective police forces after outcry over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in police custody on Memorial Day after a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
Cell phone video captured Chauvin’s treatment of Floyd and sparked massive protests across much of the United States and spread internationally. In many places in the U.S., the protests devolved into violent riots that ravaged local communities and businesses as looters, arsonists, and assailants terrorized residents.
The president denied a request last week from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz for $500 million in federal aid to rebuild the communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul that were ravaged by rioters in the wake of the death of George Floyd. A lot of the damage sustained in Minneapolis came as a direct result of Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey’s horrible decision for local police to abandon a precinct that was then razed by these same crazies.
Trump’s decision is understandable. The city council in Minneapolis voted to disband their entire police department, capitulating to the insane demands of the Black Lives Matter crowd who just essentially gave criminals the thumbs up to wreak havoc on the local citizenry. Have a blast, fellas!
What’s even worse is local schools are starting to cut ties with local law enforcement, which means bye-bye campus resource officers. This seems like a horrible decision, especially if you want to keep kids safe from potential shooters and other dangers. But, hey, let’s do whatever makes folks “feel good” in their fake activism, right?