On Thursday, President Trump announced that his administration has a four-step plan to empower good policing and strengthen American communities.
Speaking from Dallas, the president declared that “Americans are good and virtuous people. We have to work together to confront bigotry and prejudice wherever they appear but we will make no progress and heal no wounds by falsely labeling tens-of-millions of decent Americans as racists or bigots. We have to get everybody together. We have to be on the same path. We have do many different elements of strength in this country. We have such potential in this country . . . we are the greatest country in the world. I’ll be announcing four steps to build safety and opportunity and dignity.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 11, 2020
President Trump’s four steps are:
- We will pursue economic development in minority communities beyond the established opportunity zones and increase minority groups’ access to capital.
- We will confront healthcare disparities and chronic conditions and we will reform medical institutions that do not meet the standards.
- We will Finalize an executive order that encourages police departments nationwide to adhere to professional standards on the use of force and encourages de-escalation. The order will also encourage social workers and police officers to work together on difficult problems.
- We are calling on Congress to enact school choice.
Trump has underscored that “access to education is the civil rights issue of our time. There is no opportunity without safety. Every child should be able to grow up in a safe community without violence or fear.”
Trump announced 4 steps to build safety, opportunity & dignity
• Increase small business owners access to capital
• Invest substantial sums in minority serving health care institutions
• Executive Order establishing standards for use of force
• Renew calls for school choice
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) June 11, 2020
Attorney General Barr proud to help Trump admin achieve the American dream for African Americans
Attorney General Wiliam Barr has supported Trump’s message, saying “That ghastly spectacle in Minneapolis was really jarring to the whole nation and it forced us to confront, think about, and reflect on longstanding issues in our nation. Those issues obviously relate to the relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community. I’ve been thinking about how do we achieve the full American dream for all communities, African American communities, all communities. And one of the reasons I’m proud to serve in this administration because I think the President is moving forward on the critical elements to provide and ensure that opportunity.”
Earlier in the week at the White House, President Trump chaired a series of roundtables bringing law enforcement and black community leaders together from around the country.