Trump’s Right, Biden Did Call for Defunding Police
(UnitedVoice.com) – At no other time in recent memory has the media been so blatantly wrong as the last four years. On Sunday morning, Fox News host Chris Wallace continued the tradition in a game of “gotcha” that saw him on the wrong side of the issue.
President Donald Trump made the case that Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden (D) is in bed with the far-left wing of the party. The president said crime was exploding in major Democratic cities and that it’s out of control because liberals want to “defund the police. And Biden wants to defund the police (as well).”
Wallace snapped back sternly, “No he does not.”
That got the media in a delightful frenzy as they piled on Trump for the rest of the day and into the Monday morning news shows.
However, the problem once again is that Trump is right. Biden has called for defunding the police. He does it both directly and with some language trickery.
Biden Directly Says He Wants to Defund Police
In an interview in early July with podcaster and activist Ady Barkan, Biden said that police driving in Humvees were “enemies of the people.” The former vice president was then asked this question when being challenged to answer the question of defunding, “But do we agree that we can redirect some of the [police] funding?”
Biden answered boldly, “Yes, absolutely.”
Almost immediately, the Biden campaign tried to clean-up what the candidate said. They denied the former vice president said he wanted to defund police and reform police departments. Biden would do this by taking money away from the police and provide it to schools, summer programs, mental health, and substance abuse treatments.
Taking money from the police and giving it to other programs is “defunding.”
On a Young Americans townhall livestream with actor Don Cheadle on June 4, Biden was asked about Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s agenda to defund the LA police department. Biden said, “I think it makes sense.” He then moved on to other points quickly as if to distance himself from that statement.
Biden’s Cloaked Approach
In a June 10 USA Today op-ed, Biden sounded like he was against defunding police. However, a closer read reveals he was playing games with words. He said:
“While I do not believe federal dollars should go to police departments violating people’s rights or turning to violence as the first resort, I do not support defunding police. The better answer is to give police departments the resources they need to implement meaningful reforms, and to condition other federal dollars on completing those reforms.”
“Condition other federal dollars…” is code for defunding the police and moving that money to other priorities. What else could that possibly mean?
Biden is the opposite of Donald Trump. The president says exactly what he is thinking and feeling and doesn’t hold back. On the other hand, Biden’s 40 years in public office taught him to be calculating, cunning, and deceptive. He says what he wants to say without saying anything of substance so that one day he can play both sides of the coin if it benefits him politically.
Make no mistake that the media is covering for Biden, misrepresenting Trump, and injecting itself into the election unfairly.
By Don Purdum, Freelance Contributor
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