Trump tells California, New York to 'politely' ask him for help with homeless population

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE on Saturday went after New York and California over homelessness, saying the states' governors should call him if they "can't handle" the issue. 

"California and New York must do something about their TREMENDOUS Homeless problems. They are setting records!" he tweeted about the liberal states. 

"If their Governors can’t handle the situation, which they should be able to do very easily, they must call and 'politely' ask for help. Would be so easy with competence!" the president continued.

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Earlier this week, Trump knocked California over homelessness and invoked Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse votes unanimously to extend deadline for coronavirus small-business loan program Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated MORE (D-Calif.) amid their impeachment feud. 

"Crazy Nancy should focus on that in her very down district, and helping her incompetent governor with the big homeless problem!" he tweeted

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Homelessness in California has increased 16.4 percent since 2018, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found. It announced the finding last week.

Homelessness in the state had increased by 21,306 people, and HUD Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonBen Carson to read stories for children at home amid the coronavirus pandemic Melania Trump reads 'All Different Now' by Angela Johnson to mark Juneteenth Melania Trump, Ben Carson view Emancipation Proclamation at National Archives MORE said it was at a "crisis level."

Trump and the Democratic governors, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomOvernight Health Care: Newsom imposes new restrictions on businesses as coronavirus surges in California | Trump maintains coronavirus will 'just disappear' at some point | Six months in, coronavirus failures outweigh successes Jennifer Aniston urges fans to 'wear a damn mask:' 'It really shouldn't be a debate' Change demands collaboration MORE of California, have exchanged criticisms in the past, and the president has previously cited homelessness in California.