President Trump’s Executive Order Blocks Up to $1.5 Billion in Federal Grants From Police Agencies That Refuse ‘Reform’

President Donald J. Trump signs an EO on Iran Sanctions in the Green Room at Trump National Golf Club Sunday, August 5, 2018, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Although President Trump likes to pay lip service to “law and order,” it seems his administration is caving to the Black Lives Matter crowd demanding for law enforcement agencies to be restructured.

An executive order signed into existence by President Trump on Tuesday will block up to $1.5 billion in federal grant money for police agencies that refuse to institute reform. The White House is putting their own spin on de-funding the police with this proposal.

The order sets up a federalized credentialing and certification program of sorts, forms a national database that tracks cops and their use-of-force complaints, and creates co-responder programs that would hamstring cops during supposedly non-violent police calls. The certification program and national misconduct database will be tied to grant money issued by the DOJ’s Office of Justice (OJP).

If police agencies refuse to go along with the charade of national reform, they could lose up to $1.511 billion in grant money. This is how the White House plans to coerce law enforcement to go along with reforms endorsed by far-left social justice warriors.

“All Americans mourn by your side. Your loved ones will not have died in vain,” Trump said in the Rose Garden earlier today. “We are one nation. We grieve together. And we heal together.”

“Basically, we’re going to be talking about things that we’ve been watching and seeing for the last month, and we’re going to have some solutions, some good solutions,” Trump added.

Trump even met with attorney Lee Merritt, the race huckster who has maintained throughout Trump’s presidency that he is a racist white supremacist who hates black people.

“I can never imagine your pain or the depth of your anguish, but I can promise to fight for justice for all of our people. And I gave a commitment to all of those families today,” Trump said after his meeting with Merritt and the families of black people who died during or shortly following a police encounter.

Even though Trump is hamstringing them, he still paid lip service to law enforcement during a time in which they are under unprecedented attack.

“Without police, there is chaos,” Trump said.

“They’re very tiny. I use the word tiny,” the president said regarding bad officers on the force. “It’s a very small percentage. But nobody wants to get rid of them more than the really good and great police officers.”

In spite of his rhetoric, Trump’s move could weaken and de-fund police departments nationwide. The law-and-order president seems to be flinching under pressure from the violent, radical Left.