President Trump rejected calls to disband or defund police departments, following a growing rallying cry movement to “defund the police” that has emerged from the nationwide protests in light of the death of George Floyd and now has gained the support among progressive lawmakers.
House and Senate Democrats unveiled a comprehensive sweeping national proposed package Monday morning aimed at police reforms in response to protests over the death of George Floyd that seeks to hold police departments accountable, end the use of police chokeholds, create a national database to track officers with record of misconduct, and outline ways for law enforcement to change their tactics across the country.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has joined the nationwide calls to defund the police in response to the death of George Floyd, pledging for the first time after a week and a half of mass protests and violent riots to cut the New York Police Department (NYPD) funding to reallocate the funds to unspecified number of youth and social services programs.
Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump released the speech she had prepared to give at WSU Tech’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, before she was dropped as a virtual speaker a day before amid backlash over the her father, President Trump response to nationwide protests against the death of George Floyd.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said the remarks President Trump made earlier on Friday by invoking George Floyd’s name while touting May unemployment numbers were “despicable.”
President Trump blasted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) as “incompetent” on Twitter Friday after she demanded the president to remove the federal law enforcement and military presence from the nation’s Capital amid the ongoing unrest of protest following the death of George Floyd.