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Eric Trump makes case for his dad, President Trump after endorsement by Milwaukee Police Association

Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 19:36:48-04

MILWAUKEE — Tuesday afternoon, the president’s son, Eric Trump, made a stop at the Milwaukee Police Association to talk about his dad’s record on policing in the country. It came as the Trump campaign focuses in on Wisconsin during the week of the mostly-virtual Democratic Convention in Milwaukee.

Eric visited the MPA office off Blue Mound Road and argued for his dad, President Donald Trump as the candidate members of law enforcement should support.

“We’re a family that bleeds red, white, and blue,” Eric said. “There’s no greater group of people than the law enforcement in this country.”

With no Joe Biden in town, the Trump campaign is trying to make its presence known in Wisconsin. The president appeared in Oshkosh on Monday and Vice President Mike Pence will be in Walworth County on Wednesday.

The MPA formally endorsed Trump’s reelection Tuesday, following an endorsement from the International Union of Police Associations.

“Who’s going to take care of those problems in society if you don’t have law enforcement? What? The social worker?” Eric said. “Guys, it’s fundamentally crazy.”

Eric called the proposals on policing put forth by the Biden campaign, dangerous, expressing they will defund law enforcement in the country.

However, speaking on behalf of the Biden campaign, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said that’s not true.

“The reason that the Trump campaign is lying about Joe Biden's record is because they can't defend their own record and they can't successfully and effectively attack Joe Biden's record if they're using the truth,” Kaul said.

Instead, Kaul said Biden wants to increase funding for community policing and fund initiatives that can better train officers on how to interact with the public in distressing situations.

“Joe Biden has a serious comprehensive plan for working to address disparities in our criminal justice system and also working to make our community safer,” Kaul said.

A few protesters showed up outside the event, but all remained peaceful.

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