President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House in Washington.
"Trump was facing tougher political prospects even before the death of George Floyd, the black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee for nearly nine minutes into Floyd's neck last month", Lemire and Miller explain.
The retired general voted for Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in 2016, and hacked emails released in September of that year showed Powell strongly condemning Trump, labelling him a "national disgrace and an worldwide pariah".
"There are many police departments across the country who are seeking to realize these kinds of changes, but haven't had the resources to - and the Trump administration has in fact made obtaining those resources more hard", campaign spokesman Bates said.
Trump, meanwhile, has focused on organized leftist protesters and tried to make the case that disaster awaits if the nation turns its back on him in November and elects Democrat Joe Biden. In these matters, Biden leads by a margin of two to one.
In his comments since George Floyd died, President Donald Trump has shared lots of opinions about the need for "law and order", about fighting crime and the risky ideas of the "liberal left".
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Jain further alleged that Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are under-reporting COVID-19 cases as they are not conducting tests. It was on May 28 when the national capital for the first time recorded more than 1,000 cases.
President Trump responded by calling Powell "highly overrated". "Didn't Powell say that Iraq had 'weapons of mass destruction?' They didn't, but off we went to WAR!" "I want great and well paid LAW ENFORCEMENT".
Powell later said, "I think what we're seeing now, those massive protest movements I have ever seen in my life, I think this suggests that the country is getting wise to this and we're not going to put up with it anymore".
The bottom line: Congressional Democrats unveiled broad legislation to reform police departments, but the party has stopped well short of embracing calls for defunding. "I want LAW & ORDER!"
"Biden does not believe that police should be defunded".
Casstevens and others involved in discussions with the White House said there is broadest agreement around the need for developing a national use of force standard for police officers.
Biden, who has been supportive of demonstrators, said in an op-ed written for the Los Angeles Times that additional police oversight is needed.