Trump tells California, New York to ‘politely’ ask him for help with homeless population
President Trump 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.
California and New York must do something about their TREMENDOUS Homeless problems. They are setting records! 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2019
Earlier this week, Trump knocked California over homelessness and invoked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (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.
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 Carson said it was at a “crisis level.”
Trump and the Democratic governors, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin Newsom of California, have exchanged criticisms in the past, and the president has previously cited homelessness in California.
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