Trump demands that the Blasio REHIRE fire all NYPD police after armed forces lost $ 1 billion in funding
Donald Trump has told Mayor Bill de Blasio to “ hire back ” officers who the president suggested were fired after nearly $ 1 billion cut from the NYPD’s budget in response to BLM protests as crime and homelessness escalate in the city .
Trump said at a White House briefing Tuesday afternoon, “I want to address the violence, looting and riots that are taking place in the Democrat-controlled cities of New York, Portland, Chicago and Seattle,” Trump said Tuesday afternoon. .
The mayor, Bill de Blasio, must immediately take back any police fired without justification.
‘They’ve been fired. I think that’s part of the Democrats’ Defund the Police. They should hire back the best in New York City. ‘
On June 30, City Council voted, at De Blasio’s suggestion, to strip $ 1 billion from the NYPD in response to intense calls from BLM protesters surrounding, demolishing city hall and courthouse, and staging demonstrations for days.
Much of the cut has been cutting the jobs of more than 1,000 rookies who would graduate from police academy in July. A plainclothes anti-crime unit was also disbanded.
At the time, it had been just weeks since the NYPD police had struggled to stem the looting in the city, and there were already complaints from top executives that the police did not have the resources they needed.
Since then, crime has skyrocketed – with more and more shootings and murders – and homelessness is spreading. As part of his pandemic response, de Blasio has taken 13,000 homeless people to hotels.
Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon blamed the cut in the city’s police budget for a spate of violence
The president said the surge in gun crime in New York was due to the June 30 cut.
In 2020, more than 1,000 people have been shot in New York City so far – twice as many as last year.
Homicides are also up 50 percent, according to statistics.
Trump said the rise in crime in New York was due to politicians in Democratic-led cities bowing to pressure from leftist activists, saying New York should serve as a warning to the rest of the country.
“They want to pass federal legislation that will strip and paralyze every police department in America,” he said.
“They want to end the cash bail; closing prisons; defund police forces – or at least largely defund.
‘You see that in New York. They took a billion dollars from their police station and the crime went through the roof.
And name far-left prosecutors who side with the criminals and target law-abiding citizens.
New York police officers prepare to confront protesters on Aug. 7
In the past five years, the number of shootings has fallen to a low of 754 in 2018, but is now rising
Police in Portland, Oregon, arrested a protester in front of the police station Monday night
Seattle police are blocking the way for protesters during a rally on July 26
“When the left comes to power, no city, town or suburb in our country will be safe.”
De Blasio replied that Trump was “ making things up ” to distract from his own benefit cuts, and urged the president to demand that Congress pass a new coronavirus stimulus bill.
“@realdonaldtrump is making things up about American cities because he wants you to forget that he is reducing Social Security, health care and unemployment during a pandemic,” de Blasio said.
‘We don’t fall for it. Pass on an incentive. ‘
The president also returned to his usual attacks on Democratic-led cities that have seen waves of protest subsided in violence.
“What you see in Portland and Seattle, New York, Chicago is really America’s Democratic road map,” he said.
“They want every city in America to be like Portland in some form.”
Portland has seen 75 consecutive nights of police brutality protests since George Floyd was murdered on May 25, while Seattle has also been turbulent.
Chicago, like New York which was experiencing an abnormally bloody summer, saw a frenzy of looting in the early hours of Monday after a false rumor of a police shooting.
Trump called on the leaders of Chicago, Portland and Seattle to let law enforcement “do their job.”
“I urge them to use these resources to protect their citizens and to stop the violence and all the things we see on television,” he said.
Local authorities must immediately investigate and prosecute all these crimes.
‘We work with you. And the local authorities know who they are. They know where they come from. They know a lot about it.
“They should get their act together and get it done, and we’re here to help.”