FOLLOWING WEEKS of national protests since the death of George Floyd,US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing Tuesday that would encourage better police practices and establish a database to keep track of officers with a history of excessive use-of-force complaints.
Trump on the Death of George Floyd
In Rose Garden remarks,Trump stressed the need for higher standards and commiserated with mourning families, even as he hailed the vast majority of officers as selfless public servants and held his law-and-orderline, while criticising Democrats.“Reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals,”he said before signing the order flanked by police.
Trump and the GOP have been rushing to respond to the mass demonstrations against police brutality and racial prejudice that have raged for weeks across the country in response to the death of Floyd and other black Americans.
Republic Party on the Protests
It’s a sudden shift for the Republican Party that shows how quickly the protests have changed the political conversation and pressured Washington to act. But Trump has continued to emphasise his support for police and even on Tuesday, railed against those who committed violence during the largely peaceful protests.