US President Donald Trump was 'appalled' by the movement calling to defund police nationwide, said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany during a briefing at the White House on Tuesday.
Exposing the president's position on the issue, McEnany slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib for supporting the measure.
«This is extraordinary. This is rolling back the protective layers that protect Americans in their homes and in their places of business. He [Trump] is appalled by it. And it's remarkable to hear this coming from today's Democrat Party,» she stated.
McEnany rejected a reporter's suggestion on systematic racism in the US police, however, admitted certain 'instances of racism'.
«He [Trump] has great faith in our police department»- McEnany concluded.
The Black Lives Matter movement, leading the worldwide protests against the racism and police brutality following George Floyd's death, advocates the dismantling of the police departments across the US to recreate the institution from blank. The suggestion has been supported by a large number of politicians and became one of the mottos of the protests which entered their second week.