So, liberal city council members, you wish to defund the police? You think it’s just fine for your law-abiding citizens to live in terror and your local businesses (many of them black-owned) to be burned to the ground to “protest?” For that matter, you also think it’s fine to hire personal security for yourselves, or, better yet, pull a Lightfoot in Chicago by demanding police guard your street personally?
Great. Now Trump will defund you and your total lawlessness, not to mention your sickening hypocrisy. Many would say that this defunding is long overdue; however, Trump has shown an extraordinary degree of both patience and prescience in dealing with the sewers otherwise known as liberal-run American cities.
Fortunately, Americans who have been longing for executive action, not to mention a semblance of safety, have finally received relief.
In one of the most glorious memorandums to be released in the past twenty-four hours, Trump makes the federal government’s stance regarding the continued violence and lawlessness clear, and he targets several specific cities in this memo. One of the first cities, unsurprisingly, is New York.
“While violence has surged, arrests have plummeted,” the memo reportedly states. “In a 28-day period during the months of June and July, [New York City] arrests were down 62 percent from the same period in 2019. Amidst the rising violence, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council agreed to cut one billion dollars from the New York Police Department (NYPD) budget, including by cancelling the hiring of 1,163 officers.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
Had Trump acted too quickly, he would be labeled a dictator (well, Trump could probably permit total lawlessness and he’d still be called a “dictator” just like he’s still called a “racist”).
Had Trump not acted at all, he would be labeled indifferent, or even better, “encouraging” of the violence, as Biden likes to claim (as if Biden’s powerful presence from the basement has done much to stymie the violence).
At last, however, Trump has put his foot down, and not a moment too soon.
After all, federal law does supersede law, and since local, ultra-leftist politicians cannot be trusted to enforce the most basic of basic safety laws, Trump’s move to defund their nonsense is long overdue.
“My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” Trump says in the memo, according to the New York Post.
“To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
Hilariously, Trump is almost in line with the head fake news commentators at CNN, notably Don Lemon and more recently Van Jones, who have suddenly started pleading for an end to the night time violence, not because of the violence itself, but because of the focus group results.
In other words, Don Lemon and Van Jones care more about ratings and polls than they do about the ordinary, everyday lives of Americans, which is not terribly surprising given that their entire existence is ensconced in the ivory towers of fake news media headquarters. All show. No substance. And, with the elevation of riots, a lot more smoke than usual.
Thus, it is critical to note that Trump has taken action due to protect Americans, not due to his re-election efforts. Unlike Don Lemon and Van Jones at CNN, who were all in favor of the riots until the focus groups began to demonstrate otherwise, Trump is indifferent to what the media and polls have to say.
He has long followed his instinct, and more importantly, his values, chief among them the love for the United States and everything it stands for. He loves liberty, freedom, and opportunity.
Furthermore, he believes that all of these opportunities should be open to all Americans, regardless of sex, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or any other characteristic that Democrats cling to in order to foment division.
One can hope and pray that the riots will cease for the sake of people’s basic protections, but liberal city mayors have shown little inclination to do anything aside from preen for the media about what great social justice warriors they are by succumbing to the mob.
Once their pocketbook gets hit, and significantly hit, perhaps they’ll be singing a different tune.
Too bad the next tune will probably be another wail of protest when Trump sweeps 2020 even more than 2016.