Trump Rails Against Calls to Weaken Police

President Trump railed against former Vice President Joe Biden and “radical” Democrats Sunday morning over a recent push to weaken law enforcement in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Days after the death of Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died while in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck, Black Lives Matter said they “call for a national defunding of police,” and notable Democratic voices have echoed the sentiment.

“Sleepy Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats want to ‘DEFUND THE POLICE,’” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. “I want great and well paid LAW ENFORCEMENT. I want LAW & ORDER!”

Biden, who recently secured enough delegates for his party’s presidential nomination, has been supportive of demonstrators protesting against police brutality and racism, but has not called for defunding police. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed published Saturday, he promised additional police oversight should he win the presidency.

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