Biden: I Don’t Think Police Heard Obama’s Pro-Cop Statements ‘Loudly and Clearly,’ ‘First Time’ I’ve Heard Them Say They’re ‘Scared’

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On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Vice President Joe Biden stated that during President Obama’s meeting with law enforcement officials, Obama responded to their criticisms of some of his past statements “by pointing out, which I don’t think that they heard loudly and clearly, that, he in fact has, repeatedly, been supportive of the police organizations.” He later stated that the meeting was, “The first time I’ve ever heard police organizations say, my guys are frightened, my guys are scared.” Biden said that president responded to concerns from the police groups about some his statements, “by pointing out, which I don’t think that they heard loudly and clearly, that, he in fact has, repeatedly, been supportive of the police organizations. He talked about it. He gave a list. He said, I’ll be happy to send you all of these statements that I have made.” Biden continued, “And he said, but you also have to recognize that there is still institutional discrimination. That doesn’t just exist in policing. It exists in many other areas, hiring, housing, etc. And you — and so, then they started talking, and said, well, maybe we, the law enforcement organization, should reach out