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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Overnight Health Care: Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening | Democrats ramp up talks with Mnuchin on next relief deal | Fauci says death toll could be around 60,000 Hillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license 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 PelosiPelosi calls for investigation into reports of mistreatment of pregnant women in DHS custody Wisconsin highlights why states need a bipartisan plan that doesn't include Democrats federalizing elections Pelosi defends push for mail-in voting: GOP 'afraid' to let people vote 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 CarsonKristol-backed group releases ad showing GOP voters blasting Trump over coronavirus response White House slams pastor leading Cabinet Bible studies for linking homosexuality, coronavirus Conservative group hits Trump for coronavirus response in new ad MORE said it was at a "crisis level."

Trump and the Democratic governors, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomCalifornia sees first decrease in coronavirus ICU hospitalizations California county official: I don't expect 'any sports games until at least Thanksgiving' Wife of imprisoned former congressman cites COVID-19 risk in plea to Trump for husband's freedom MORE of California, have exchanged criticisms in the past, and the president has previously cited homelessness in California.