Don’t worry, folks. Stephanie Ruhle took the time to explain how defunding the police isn’t actually defunding the police … or something.
She was going somewhere here but we’re pretty sure she didn’t quite make it.
Defunding the police does NOT mean cutting the pay of police officers or taking their pensions away.
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) June 7, 2020
Oh, Stephanie. Wow.
WTF does she think ‘defund’ means?
According to Webster, defund is a verb that literally means ‘prevent from continuing to receive funds’ so her tweet is really dumb.
But you knew that.
My God pic.twitter.com/rdw05Q4eLB
— chad stenzel (@realchadstenzel) June 7, 2020
They won’t defund the police, they’ll just DEfund them. No?
What do YOU think defund means, exactly?
— Jen (@JCEdmund) June 7, 2020
Clearly something it doesn’t.
You might want to look up the definition of "defund."
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) June 7, 2020
We even looked it up for her because we’re givers like that.
?Oh boy! Okay genius, what does it mean?
— Ginny (@ginkates) June 7, 2020
Really? So where do all those FUNDS come from if you DEFUND Police?? That’s literally what the word ‘defund’ means.
— (((WitCoHE))) (@E__Strobel) June 7, 2020
Defund your salary.
— Virginia Plain (@VirginiaPlain00) June 7, 2020
Money from heaven then? Or are you just stupid?
— Charles X Proxy™ (@Charlemagne0814) June 7, 2020
Is that like stop watching NBC news but I’ll still get my salary. Oh wait. That’s already happening.
— John cooper (@Johncooper22) June 7, 2020
I guess "defund the police" is not focus group testing very well. Stephanie is here to spin it
— Big Ed AKA "Murder Hornet" (@Falconeddie1) June 7, 2020
What do those words mean then, Steph?
— Gary HokieHawk (@grsvt81) June 7, 2020
Orange man bad?
“When we said ‘Defund the Police’ we did not mean to actually Defund the Police. What we actually meant was to simply ‘Defund the Police’. Sorry for the confusion! Now Defund the Police!”
— McBats (@Richmac33) June 7, 2020
— Michele Blood (@BloodBrief) June 7, 2020
Defund- to withhold economic support for, to remove funding from an activity or unit of government.
defund planned parenthood – to withhold government fund from planned parenthood
Defund the police- to withhold government funds from the police
— The Doctor (@TennantRob) June 7, 2020
All caught up.
If the police do not have sufficient funding to operate at current capacity, they have no choice but to cut capacity.
You can't possibly be this dim.
— Blue State Snooze (@BlueSnoozeBlue) June 7, 2020
Yes, yes she absolutely can be this dim.