Last updated on July 18th, 2023 at 01:46 pm
Donald Trump and the Republican Party spent years trying to defund federal programs to help local police departments. Joe Biden is requesting an additional $300 million.
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Biden said, “The answer is to come together,Â policing communities, building trust and make us all safe.Â The answer is not to defund theÂ police, it is to give you theÂ tools, the training, theÂ funding to be partners to be protectors. The communityÂ needs you.Â Know the community.Â That’s why I called on theÂ Congress to pass a budget later this year that provides citiesÂ like New York and others withÂ an additional $300 million forÂ community policing.”
Trump And The GOP Tried To Cut Federal Funding For Local Police Departments
Trump and the Republicans claim to love the police, but Trump’s budgets were always trying to cut funding for programs to help local police.Â
Republicans and Trump claim that Biden and Democrats want to defund the police, but it is Joe Biden and the Democratic Party who are trying to get the police more funding because they understand that a well-trained and funded police force is a better partner in keeping American communities safe.
The idea that all Democrats want to defund the police is a lie. Democrats and President Biden are trying to help local police departments be better partners in their communities.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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