Trump Blasts Democrats' Calls to Defund Police: 'They've Gone Crazy'
President calls for 'law and order' amid calls to abolish the police
President Donald Trump reiterated his warning of calls to defund the police from the Democrats and radical left.
“LAW & ORDER, NOT DEFUND AND ABOLISH THE POLICE,” Trump wrote.
“The Radical Left Democrats have gone Crazy!”
LAW & ORDER, NOT DEFUND AND ABOLISH THE POLICE. The Radical Left Democrats have gone Crazy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020
Trump's remarks come as local leftist government officials have signaled support for defunding local police departments following the protests on the death of George Floyd.
On Monday, Nine of 13 Minneapolis City Council members vowed support for dismantling the city’s police department.
City Councilman Jeremiah Ellison wrote online on Thursday that the city will “dismantle” the MPD, though the details of those changes have yet to be finalized.
“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” Ellison wrote on Twitter.
“And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together," he continued.
Meanwhile, New York City's Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he is slashing funds from the NYPD's $6 billion budget and diverting the money to social services.
WATCH: “Defund the Police” Painted on Street Leading to White House— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) June 7, 2020
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On Sunday, following 10 nights of protests, violent riots, and looting, de Blasio revealed that he is taking money from the city's police department and investing it into youth programs and social services for minority communities.
"We need to do a lot more for our young people," de Blasio said during a press conference.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett also announced he would cut $150 million from the city’s police department.
Trump earlier tweeted on the news:
“Sleepy Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats want to “DEFUND THE POLICE.” I want great and well paid LAW ENFORCEMENT. I want LAW & ORDER!”
Sleepy Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats want to “DEFUND THE POLICE”. I want great and well paid LAW ENFORCEMENT. I want LAW & ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2020
“Not only will Sleepy Joe Biden DEFUND THE POLICE, but he will DEFUND OUR MILITARY! He has no choice, the Dems are controlled by the Radical Left.”
Not only will Sleepy Joe Biden DEFUND THE POLICE, but he will DEFUND OUR MILITARY! He has no choice, the Dems are controlled by the Radical Left.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2020