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Biden Repeats False Claim that He Campaigned for President on 'Increasing Funding' for Police

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Biden is once again trying to re-write history to paper over an embarrassing fact, this time he is once again lying and saying that he campaigned for president on increasing funding for law enforcement.

The Biden administration is trying to make people believe the lie that it is the GOP what wants to defund the police and it is Biden who wants to increase police funding.

Per Joel Pollak: “On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki claimed Republicans wanted to defund police because they opposed Biden’s massive $2 trillion “COVID relief bill.” That egregious lie was dealt with by Breitbart News’ Charlie Spieling, who noted that the bill did not specify police funding.”

By Tuesday, Biden’s Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates also pushed the lie.

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But these claims are flat out lies.

Per Breitbart:

Biden specifically supported “redirecting” funding away from police during the 2020 presidential campaign. His staff, realizing how damaging “defund the police” was to the party’s prospects, tried to claim he opposed doing so. But as Breitbart News showed during a fact check, there is no practical difference between defunding the police and redirecting funding from police to other resources. That is, in fact, exactly what “defund the police” advocates want cities to do.

…President Trump never proposed defunding the police. His 2021 budget proposal — which he produced before the wave of nationwide unrest — called for shifting some federal responsibilities to state and local governments, and changing funding priorities, such as using money for border enforcement instead of for incarcerating illegal aliens. Trump also proposed increasing funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. When the unrest began, Trump proposed increasing funding to police departments in troubled cities like Chicago to stop a wave of unrest and the crime.

Breitbart added: “Meanwhile, Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, and several Biden staffers either contributed money or encouraged others to contribute money to bail funds for arrestees in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who were detained in anti-police riots.”

But if you cruise through social media, you’ll see leftists everywhere repeating these lies as if they are facts.

What did Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels say about the big lie again?

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.