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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg 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 PelosiClinton says Zuckerberg has 'authoritarian' views on misinformation Trump defense team signals focus on Schiff Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president 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 CarsonAid restrictions sideline Puerto Rican civil society Trump administration ending delay on over B in Puerto Rico disaster aid HUD to roll back Obama-era housing desegregation rule MORE said it was at a "crisis level."

Trump and the Democratic governors, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomCalifornia faces federal lawsuit over its private prison ban Overnight Health Care: Trump becomes first sitting president to attend March for Life | Officials confirm second US case of coronavirus | Trump officials threaten California funding over abortion law Trump administration threatens to cut health funding for California over abortion insurance law MORE of California, have exchanged criticisms in the past, and the president has previously cited homelessness in California.