Falsehood #10: Biden was wrong when he said Trump “eliminated the funding for community policing.”
Biden made this false claim on October 15, 2020 during an ABC town hall.
EXPLANATION: This is false. In 2019, the Trump administration proposed cutting funding to community police program by half, but it was never enacted. Trump proposed a budget cut because the crime rates had significantly decreased, lowering the need for such a high budget. Trump was not the first President to want to lower the community police budget as crime decreased. In the mid-1990s, the budget ranged from $1.2 billion to $1.6 billion annually, lowering to $200 million annually by 2012, under the Obama administration.
In conclusion, the plan was never enacted and the funding for community policing was not eliminated.
Jacobson, L. (2020, October 15). Joe Biden wrong to say COPS funding has been ‘eliminated.’ Politifact. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/oct/16/joe-biden/joe-biden-wrong-say-cops-funding-has-been-eliminat/
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