White House uses the death of a 4 year old as an excuse to increase police presence in Kansas City (VIDEO)

Instead of using the tragedy as a call for gun control, the White House has decided to use it as an excuse to increase police presence in Kansas City.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, during a press conference at the White House, announced the creation of Operation Legend, a joint agency operation to increase presence in Kansas City after the tragic death of 4 year old boy LeGend Taliferro.

As the Black Lives Matter movement has caused many police jurisdictions to scale back police budgets, Republicans are seizing the opportunity to do the opposite. Los Angeles announced they would slash $150 Million from their budget. Last week New York City followed suit with a wopping $1 Billion reduction to the their police budget.

But according to McEnany, "The Kansas City Mayor wrote to the Governor, a letter that said 'we are at a crisis point...and additional help was needed to provide more tools to law enforcement and prosecutors to prevent conspiracies to commit murder, and the violent acts, particularly offences committed by felons using deadly weapons.' As of yesterday, Kansas City had reached 100 homicides, a 40% increase from last year,"

"Attorney General Barr has announced there will be a launch of what's going to be called Operation Legend. It's a new initiative designated to fight the surge of violent crime that we've seen in Kansas City, directly in response to the requests by the Mayor and by the Governor. Specifically, Operation Legend's going to focus on a federal effort to increase law enforcement presence in the city. Attorney General Barr has directed agents from the Department of Justices, Law enforcement agencies, the FBI, U.S. Marshals, DEA and ATF, to be on the ground in Kansas City within the next 10 days." Continued McEnany.

Imagine if some of that effort went to actually stopping the cause of the problem instead?