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

President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum 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 PelosiSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Senators say White House aides agreed to infrastructure 'framework' Tim Cook called Pelosi to say tech antitrust bills were rushed 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 CarsonBen CarsonGovernment indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong Noem takes pledge to restore 'patriotic education' in schools Watchdog blames Puerto Rico hurricane relief delays on Trump-era bureaucracy MORE said it was at a "crisis level."

Trump and the Democratic governors, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomCalifornia secretary of state confirms Newsom recall election Newsom overstated California's wildfire prevention efforts: report 70 percent of Californians over 12 have received one shot of coronavirus vaccine MORE of California, have exchanged criticisms in the past, and the president has previously cited homelessness in California.