Actor Tyler Perry Tells CNN: ‘I Think We Need More Police’ – Leftists Freak Out

The anti-Trumpers along with the “woke crowd” all tune to Anderson Cooper’s CNN show knowing they will get a nightly dose of far-leftist drivel. However, that did not happen Wednesday night. Actor and director Tyler Perry told Cooper not only is he not for “defunding the police,” but he is for hiring more police officers. Well, that’s when they all freaked out. You’ll love this.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Tyler Perry (Photo Credit: Twitter/Screenshot)

Wednesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” movie mogul and actor Tyler Perry expressed his concerns over the so-called “Defund Police” protests around the country.

Perry indicated he was “worried” the message was “being hijacked” for the sake of politics in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in the custody of Minneapolis police.

“But, lately, I’ve been very, very concerned that the [George Floyd] message is being hijacked by some other groups or political ads and parties that are trying to stop the message of what we’re asking for here as police reform, right?” Perry said. “So, yeah, I was, but I’m worried now because of what I’m seeing.”

“Well, when I first heard [defund the police], I was troubled by it, and I thought OK, this is — this is going to be weaponized by — in this political year. I completely thought that that was happening. That’s exactly what’s happened,” Tyler added.

“It’s been weaponized. But I did some research. And what I would challenge people to do is do research and find out what it means. Now, you’ve got to understand this — I’m not for taking money from the police department. I think we need more police. My studio is in a neighborhood where I think we need police,” Tyler declared.

Perry went on to say he has police officers protecting his movie studio in Altlanta. He added: “I think we need the police. I know that I need the police. I have several that work for me here at the studio.”

Perry added he wanted “police reforms,” but that wasn’t enough for the leftists who freaked out and blasted him on social media.

“We only need police to arrest Tyler Perry [to be honest],” tweeted “Brother Maad.”

“Lmao he really tried to tell me I was pushing for black capitalism as if Tyler Perry ain’t sit his raggedy a** on CNN last night proclaiming his love and need for the police. How can it work when the ‘capitalist’ are idiots?” tweeted Breamy.

“Tyler Perry is legitimately one of the last people on my list of people I’d listen to about police reform,” tweeted “The Path Forward YT.”

“@tylerperry you seriously need to read BBKing. Oh by the way why do you need the police. Who do you need to be protected from? Just curious,” tweeted “Mototheroad.”

“@tylerperry Shame on You! The reason you dont want to defund the police is because your STUDIO is in a neighborhood which needs the police. So sacrifice Black Lives being murdered by Police for your F STUDIO built upon Black Peoples Money Supporting you! #cruel & #Wicked,” tweeted Twitter user “Tre.”

“Tyler perry needs police cuz he’s a rich man with assets and access. Why they asking rich black men their opinions? They’re still capitalists,” tweeted Jalen Grimm.

Tyler Perry also made the “woke crowd” upset when he showed compassion for all lives affected by violence: 

When George — George Floyd was murdered, I thought that was wrong, like so many other people. But when a police officer who was white in a suburb in Atlanta was shot in the head by a shoplifter, I thought that was wrong, too, and I reached out to do what I can to help his family.

When Secoriea was — an eight-year-old was shot near the Wendy’s in her mother’s backseat, I thought that was wrong, too. So, anywhere there is wrong, I’m going to stand up against it. I just don’t believe that, and I believe in most — I don’t believe that there are lots of people — let me just change that to understand that there are a lot of people in America who feel the way that I do, right?

All lives matter. That’s Perry’s message, and that’s another reason why the leftists attacked him Wednesday night. Perry also made the point that he has been very poor and now very rich and the police are needed by Americans from every economic background. It’s just common sense. Common sense is lacking in these radical movements, and that’s why the majority of Americans do not support them.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.