I joined Monocle 24’s Andrew Mueller on Wednesday to discuss Donald Trump’s concession to the Black Lives Matter marches, signing an executive order for limited steps in police reforms.
I explain the nature of the reforms and their limited scope, asking whether the Justice Department will withdraw funding if state and local forces are not in compliance.
And we examine how, with falling poll numbers as he trails Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, Trump switched from threatening military force — as peaceful demonstrators were tear gassed — to reading the script for Tuesday’s order.
Focusing on the White House gives you the headline, but what is significant is what happens at state and local level.
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