Trump Draws Battle Line on “Defund the Police”

Is a majority of the voting public really ready to defund the police?

President Donald J. Trump, joined Vice President Mike Pence, meets with the leadership of the National Association of Police Organizations Friday, July 31, 2020, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Most Americans had never heard the phrase, “defund the police,” prior to the end of May 2020, when the brutal killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis thrust the Black Lives Matter movement, and their platform of defunding the police, into the spotlight.

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