President Donald Trump seems like he’s consistently attempting to convince the American people that he’s actually great for the United States, no matter the nonsense from his administration that we can all see. This Monday, he rushed to Twitter to complain about the push by some on the left to demilitarize police forces in the United States. In many jurisdictions, local police forces have huge portions of local budgets, and these huge cash influxes let them violently militarize their operations at a sharp rate. Trump suggested that some left-wingers’ hopes for demilitarization of the police mean that they want to “abandon” cops, and he insisted that he, in contrast, stands for “LAW & ORDER!” That’s just laughable. We can all see his corruption.
Nevertheless, he posted on Twitter:
‘This year has seen the lowest crime numbers in our Country’s recorded history, and now the Radical Left Democrats want to Defund and Abandon our Police. Sorry, I want LAW & ORDER!’
This year has seen the lowest crime numbers in our Country’s recorded history, and now the Radical Left Democrats want to Defund and Abandon our Police. Sorry, I want LAW & ORDER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020
Trump knows that we can all see his team’s endless parade of brazen corruption, right? He knows that we can all see the fact that a dizzying array of his associates have faced federal criminal charges, right? When he says he supports “law and order,” it seems clear that he means something very specific: he supports keeping marginalized communities in line with his white supremacist version of American “greatness.” That’s the kind of “law and order” that he supports. Besides, although it’s true that violent crime has occurred less and less in the U.S. over time, that trend has been ongoing for a long time. Trump has nothing to do with it.
After all, when heavily armed white protesters stormed the Michigan state capitol in protest of the state’s Coronavirus-sparked lockdown orders, Trump called the demonstrators “very good people.” When demonstrations recently erupted around the nation in protest of police brutality against black Americans, Trump wasted no time in rushing to focus on isolated rioting amidst the protest and described demonstrators as “thugs.”
Check out Twitter’s response below: