In what has to be the most audacious spin or twisting of facts, Biden has tried to say he and the Democrats are protecting the police; it is Trump who is turning on them and trying to defund the police. I guess when the truth does not work, you go out and lie your head off.
In his first interview as the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that he wants to “defund the police” and argued that Trump supports cutting programs that would help fund local police departments.
“President Trump says that you want to defund the police. Do you?” asked “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts in an interview conducted in Wilmington, Delaware.
“No, I don’t,” Biden said, laughing.
Biden said that while he doesn’t want to “defund the police,” he does want to eliminate misconduct and discriminatory practices.
“I don’t want to defund police departments. I think they need more help, they need more assistance, but that, look, there are unethical senators, there are unethical presidents, there are unethical doctors, unethical lawyers, unethical prosecutors, there are unethical cops. They should be rooted out,” Biden later added.
“By the way, he proposes cutting a half a billion dollars of local police support,” Biden added, seemingly referring to the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to a federal program that helps hire more local law enforcement officers.
I have a suggestion for Biden, go into Chicago, Seattle, New York, Portland, LA, and other liberal hotbeds where they are talking about defunding the police. Still, many places are moving to disband them outright.
You may want to listen to people speaking in your convention, AOC, and others:
Joe, you may not want to, by your party, the party you are now leading intends to do this, has been calling for this since this spring. It is your party that has supported the rioters that have attacked police, burned businesses, assaulted people that don’t agree with them, you Joe are leading the party that is calling for this, Trump is representing the party that supports our men in Blue, that may be why all the police organizations are all switching to support Trump.
“We have to make it clear that this is about protecting neighborhoods, protecting people, everybody across the board,” he said. “So the only guy that actually put in a bill to actually defund the police is Donald Trump.”
Sorry, Sleepy Joe, we aren’t buying it.