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Barack Obama Disapproves of the Term ‘Defund the Police’

Barack Obama Disapproves of the Term ‘Defund the Police’. Obama cautioned against using the term “defund the police” in an interview with Snapchat show ‘Good Luck America.’. According to the former president, the term is exclusionary and fails to “market” to the desired audience. . You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you’re actually going to get the changes you want done, Barack Obama, on ‘Good Luck America’. Obama thinks the term “reform the police department” should be used instead. . He said the key to “actually [getting] something done” is to meet people “where they are.” . If you want to get something done in a democracy, in a country as big and diverse as ours, then you got to be able to meet people where they are and play a game of addition and not subtraction, Barack Obama, on ‘Good Luck America’. Obama’s comments received negative reactions on social media. With all due respect, Mr. President— let’s talk about losing people. We lost Michael Brown Jr. We lost Breonna Taylor. We’re losing our loved ones to police violence. It’s not a slogan. It’s a mandate for keeping our people alive, Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush, via Twitter. We lose people in the hands of police. It’s not a slogan but a policy demand. And centering the demand for equitable investments and budgets for communities across the country gets us progress and safety, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, via Twitter

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