JOE Biden has insisted that it’s Trump who wants to defund police – not him.
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Biden accused Trump of being the one to cut funding to police departments[/caption]
Trump has slammed Democrats and accused them of wanting to cut police funding[/caption]
Police are seen dressed in riot gear amid protests over the death of Elijah McClain on June 27, 2020[/caption]
Good Morning America Host Robin Roberts spoke with Biden and Democratic Vice President nominee Kamala Harris in an interview on Friday.
“No I don’t,” Biden said as he laughed.
“I don’t want to defund police departments,” he continued.
Biden spoke of his plans for national police reform, including easier access to misconduct records and other actions.
“We have to make it clear that this is about protecting neighborhoods, protecting people, everybody across the board,” Biden told ABC.
“So the only guy that actually put in a bill to actually defund the police is Donald Trump,” Biden claimed.
Biden referred to a proposal from the Trump administration that would cut federal funding that helped local police get jobs[/caption]
Biden said ‘the only guy that actually put in a bill to actually defund the police is Donald Trump’[/caption]
Biden and Kamala Harris spoke with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts on Friday[/caption]
A protestor is seen confronting police in Tucson, Arizona on May 30, 2020[/caption]
The VP’s comment seemed to nod to a proposal from the Trump administration to cut a federal program that helps local police officers get jobs.
Biden earlier said there are “unethical” people in many different jobs – including presidents – and that they should be “rooted out.”
He then continued, saying “he proposes cutting a half a billion dollars of local police support,” as he referred to Trump.
Biden and Harris’ full interview with ABC airs Sunday at 8pm EST.
Speaking at a press conference last Saturday, Trump accused Democrats of wanting to slash funding for police departments.
“Let me just tell you, I think the level of enthusiasm for what we’re doing — we want law and order,” Trump said of the Republican party.
“We want low taxes. They want to raise your taxes. They want to get rid of — they want to have open borders. And they want to defund the police.
Trump said of Democrats: ‘they want to defund the police’[/caption]
Cops are seen in riot gear as militia groups stage rallies at the Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia on August 15, 2020[/caption]
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“How do you win on that?” Trump questioned.
Protesters have called for an end to systemic racism and police brutality – as many call for a defunding of police in favor of more money being put toward community-based resources.