TRENTON, NJ – With the growing call around the country to defund police, President Donald J. Trump made that call the focus of a new campaign commercial tying Joe Biden to the defund police movement. In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy has not ruled out defunding police and has engaged in an aggressive police reform campaign, even releasing a list of “bad cops” to the public, including their home addresses.
“If we defund the police, who is going to answer the call?” Trump asked. Trump said he will resist all efforts to defund police departments across the country in light of riots, shootings and an increase in homicides and shootings in cities where mayors have already scaled back police response.
“There won’t be defunding. There won’t be dismantling of our police, and there’s not going to be any disbanding of our police. Our police have been letting us live in peace, and we want to make sure we don’t have any bad actors in there,” Trump said. “99 percent” of officers are “great people.”