The 'law and order' president?

ABC's Alex Perez examines President Donald Trump’s steadfast support of law enforcement.
4:32 | 08/26/20

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And we reported earlier tonight on the unrest in Kenosha Wisconsin after the recent shooting of Jacob bleak by a police officer. We now a broader look at this summer of protest and president Trump's repeated claims that he is the so called law and order president and his opponent is not. Our Alex friends reports for us again. And attack. On law enforcement. Is it a tax on all Americans. Troops and heavy handed rhetoric and fuel his campaign back into we sixteen. I am the law and order candidate. And a 4 years later I am your president to help law and order. But after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in May cries across the country to reform police practices. You may ending social justice in this stuff. Two police brutality. Protests in the streets of Portland Oregon. Police and protesters have clash the big deals like these are going viral on social media. Deepening divisions between police and the communities they serve. President trump mobilizing federal resource isn't even though some local officials said they didn't want help from the Fed said feared it would further incite violence. It's I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers. Military personnel. And law enforcement offices. To stop the rioting. Looting vandalism. Assaults. And the wanton destruction of property. But as months of civil unrest and fueled by cases of alleged police brutality divided the country. Trump pushed a message of unity between his administration. And police the radical politicians are waging war and innocent Americans that's what you're doing. When you play with a please. My administration is pro safety probe police and anti crime last month the lunch and what he called operation legend a federal program aimed at helping local law enforcement fight surges in violence in nine cities. In this summer of protests against police brutality many officers themselves. Have been injured or killed in the line of duty like retired police captain David Doran who was shot and killed by suspected looters while protecting a friend store. He released the make a difference we just want him to leave remembering aspect cars. In the community day try to go above then be now I don't. But the vast majority of black lives matter protests have been peaceful. At the nation mourned after the killing of George Floyd did trump called Floyd's death a quote disgrace. And said he was an ally of those who protest lawfully. I am your president of law and order. And an ally of all peaceful protesters. Peaceful protesters in Washington DC say they were subjected to an unprovoked escalation and excessive use of force. As they faced off against federal police in riot gear who fired gas canisters. And used grenades containing rubber pellets. To clear the way for the president's June photo op in front of saint John's church trump no drawing a sharp distinction between his law and order record and the record of his opponent. It's a left wing Warren cops. Sleepy Joseph Biden were to become president. He would immediately pass legislation to get every single police department and America you know that. He my agenda is anti crime and broke up all the way that's what's kind of slim may. Calls to defund the police a move Joseph Biden also opposes there will be to finding there won't be. Dismantling of our police. And dad to not going to be any disbanding of our police we're gonna work and we're gonna. Talk about ideas how we can do it better and now we can. Do it if possible though much more. Gentle fashion there is one arm of law enforcement that president Chubb has been all too willing to attack and that is his own FBI. This spring when he blasted the investigators who probed his former national security advisor Michael Flynn. During its investigation of Russia's efforts to interfere in the 20s16 presidential campaign these were dirty filthy cops at the top of the FBI. And you know the names better than I do. And it went dishonest people Alex Perez ABC news Kenosha.

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