Imagine calling 911 in the middle of an emergency.
Perhaps it's because of a burglar breaking into your home.
Maybe there's been a terrible auto accident.
But because the police have been defunded… no one answers.
Well, a POWERFUL new Trump campaign ad is showing Americans exactly what "defund the police" really means.
While far left radical democrats will attempt to re-define what "defund" means, the true meaning is self-evident.
The message couldn't be clearer: Trump is the law and order president.
And he will keep ALL Americans safe regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or religion.
Watch the POWERFUL ad that is going viral below:
Of course, the media is trying to downplay the new ad.
Because it effectively shows voters what a future under radical Democrat leadership would look like.
And it's scary...
Politifact attempted to "fact check" the ad, but conservatives claim that the fact checking is biased:
An ad by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign goes full-bore against those who would support "defunding the police."
The July 2 ad features images of looting and violence in the streets, as an answering service narrates with a recorded voice:
"You have reached the 911 police emergency line. Due to defunding of the police department, we're sorry, but no one is here to take your call. If you're calling to report a rape, please press 1. To report a murder, press 2. To report a home invasion, press 3. For all other crimes, leave your name and number and someone will get back to you. Our estimated wait time is currently 5 days. Goodbye."
On-screen text references Trump’s presumptive opponent in the presidential race, saying, "Joe Biden's supporters are fighting to defund police departments," "violent crime has exploded," and "you won't be safe in Joe Biden's America."
The text in the ad is artfully worded, saying that "Joe Biden's supporters" — rather than Biden himself — want to defund police departments. That’s because Biden is against the idea.
The ad also paints a worst-case scenario for a post-defunding future. While some protesters want to eliminate police departments entirely, others want to revisit the functions of police departments and reroute some of their funding toward social services. Experts say that most defunding advocates do not want violence to simply run wild in a police-free state.
"If police departments were to disappear, this scenario might be plausible," said Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. "But short of that, police departments will continue to accept and respond to 911 calls."
While some protesters want to eliminate police departments entirely, others want to revisit the functions of police departments and reroute some of their funding toward social services.
Kailee Scales, managing director for Black Lives Matter Network Action Fund and Black Lives Matter Global Network Inc., said the group was calling for a "divestment in police in order to support more teachers, mental health and restorative services, community resilience departments, social workers, and government resource liaisons."
While radical apologists will attempt to minimize Trump's ad, what he's warning about is real.
Don't forget about what happened in Minneapolis.
The entire Minneapolis city council voted UNANIMOUSLY to completely abolish the police department.
This isn't conservative propoganda. It's the truth. But the media simply won't give it the air time it deserves.
Abolishing the police certainly isn't popular.
But despite the prevelant calls to "defund the police," polling reveals that Americans don't like that idea either.
Media commentators and liberal Twitter users might mock Trump's new ad, but he may be on to something.
NY Mag reports that "defunding the police is the only police reform American's DON'T like":
American public opinion is undergoing a transformative change in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Three-quarters of the country supports the demonstrations. An equal percentage believe Floyd’s death is a sign of broader problems in how police treat black Americans. A new poll by HuffPost finds broad support for a wide array of police reform measures.
The only policy HuffPost found clear opposition to was defunding the police.
Some activists have framed the divide in racial terms. There is some racial difference in opinion on defunding the police, but it is relatively small. Black people hate the idea (29 percent favor, 49 percent oppose) somewhat less than white people do (29 percent/60 percent), but both groups register clear opposition,
This lack of a racial split may seem surprising given the tenor of the commentary around the issue. In some ways it reflects the same divide that took place during the Democratic primary, when Twitter magnified the impact of young, college-educated progressives and minimized the beliefs of older and working-class Americans. Many black voters have seen under-policing and over-policing of their communities as linked problems, rather than as alternatives.
HuffPost also found most people understand the slogan to mean significant reductions in police budgets, rather than the more radical meaning of complete abolition that was proposed by activists in Minneapolis.
Of course, activists don’t always have a strong incentive to follow public opinion or to form demands that have clear definitions. They are often calculating slogans designed to bring together factions of the most committed activists within their coalition. “Defund the police” allows both advocates of reduced budgets and advocates of eliminating all policing to believe the movement is endorsing their position.
Don't be mistaken.
Radicals want to both defund and abolish the police.
After all, protesters BOOED Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey off stage for refusing to commit to abolishing the police department entirely.
Trump's ad couldn't come at a more perfect time.
Though media elite and swamp Democrats may mock the ad, polling suggests that it will resonate with the vast majority of Americans.