Former President Donald Trump spoke at the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention on Saturday and ripped Democrats for policies leading to lawlessness and disorder.
“As we gather tonight, our country is being destroyed before our very own eyes. Crime is exploding, police departments are being ripped apart and defunded,” the former president said. “Can you believe that? Defund? Is that good politics, defund our police? Number one, it’s bad for our country, but think of it, defund our police. You know, I’ve long said they’re vicious, they’re violent, they, in many cases, hate our country, and they have bad policy.”
The homicide rate surged last year, with a 41 percent increase in New York, 30 percent in Los Angeles, 55 percent in Chicago, and 59 percent in Phoenix, to name a few. According to the New York Times, the United States exceeded 20,000 murders in 2020, the first time in 25 years the country has experienced that many