Talking to reporters aboard Air Force One as he jetted toward the Golden State, President Donald Trump declared “We can’t let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves.” The president refuses to allow that to happen.
Referring to the rat infested Los Angeles police headquarters, President Trump explained how “police officers on the beat are getting sick.” Businesses in the area don’t want to be there. “tenants want to move because of the homeless problem.”
“We have people living in our … best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings … where people in those buildings pay tremendous taxes, where they went to those locations because of the prestige,” Trump continued. “In many cases, they came from other countries and they moved to Los Angeles or they moved to San Francisco because of the prestige of the city, and all of a sudden they have tents. Hundreds and hundreds of tents and people living at the entrance to their office building. And they want to leave.”
The people of San Francisco, President Trump insists, “are fed up.” So are the people of Los Angeles. “We’re looking at it and we will be doing something about it at the appropriate time.”
Progressive Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomes the help, but only if it comes on his terms. Liberals haven’t been able to come up with a solution on their own but they don’t want to try anything new either. Garcetti wants “federal dollars or property which could be converted into shelters.”
Ben Carson visited San Francisco on Tuesday. The Housing and Urban Development Secretary downplays Mayor London Breed’s suggestion for “increased federal funding for homeless services and affordable housing.” Carson says the administration isn’t going to limit the possibilities. “What we really need to focus on,” Carson insists, “is how are we really going to solve this problem and not make it into a political football.”
President Trump rubbed salt into the wounds of liberal politicians when he announced he isn’t going to let California get away with crippling the auto industry with overburdening regulations any longer.
By denying California the authority to set impossible mileage standards, the result will be “safe, less expensive cars and more jobs for Americans.”
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