Trump says, “This is the liberal establishment; this is what I’m fighting.”
In an exclusive interview with Fox News commentator, Tucker Carlson, President Trump slammed Democrat policies that have led to inaction on rampant homelessness and filth in some American cities.
Carlson brought up the issue as he compared the cleanliness of the Japanese cities of Osaka and Tokyo to some American cities that are now sporting tent cities and shantytowns while being overrun with filth and human waste. President Trump said that it wasn’t all urban areas of the United States, but those with a particular political philosophy.
From the video:
TRUMP: It’s a phenomenon that started two years ago; it’s disgraceful; I’m gonna maybe — and I’m looking at it very seriously— we’re doing some other things, as you probably notice, like some of the very important things we’re doing now; where but we’re looking at it very seriously because you can’t do that. You can’t have what’s happening, where police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat, I mean. They’re getting actually very sick, where people are getting sick; people living there are living in hell, too, although some of them have mental problems where they don’t even know they’re living that way, in fact, perhaps they like living that way. They can’ do that. They cannot ruin our cities.
Ummm… no. President Trump meant the activists that have fueled the homeless problem with their “advocacy” and the Democratic politicians that support the activists with stupid policies that enable people to live on the streets. Much of the tent city issue in San Francisco was brought to the attention of the rest of the country in 2015 when a “Superbowl city” was being constructed for the big game in 2016 and thousands of homeless people had to find a new place to live. And of course, as we have seen with Democrats, they struggle to outdo each other in their leftism.
TRUMP: And you have people who work in those cities; they work in office buildings and to get into the building they have to walk though a scene that nobody would have believed possible three years ago. This is the liberal establishment; this is what I’m fighting. I don’t know if they’re afraid of votes; I don’t know if they really believe that this should be taking place, but it’s a terrible thing that’s taking place and we may be — you know, I had a situation when I first became president, we had certain areas in Washington, D.C. where that was starting to happen. And I ended it very quickly. I said, “You can’t do that. When we have leaders of the world coming in to see the president of the United States and they’re riding down a highway, they can’t be looking at that.”
I really believe that it hurts our country. They can’t be looking at scenes like you see in Los Angeles and San Francisco. San Francisco, I own property in San Francisco so I don’t care except it was so beautiful. And now areas that you used to think as being, really something very special, you take a look at what’s going on with San Francisco and it’s terrible. So we’re looking at it very seriously. We may intercede. We may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up. It’s inappropriate. Now, we have to take the people and do something; we have to do something. And, you know, we’re really not very equipped as a government to be doing that kind of work; that’s not really the kind of work that the government probably should be doing — we’ve never had this in our lives before in our country, and it’s not only those few cities; it’s a couple of other cities.
CARLSON: No, it’s a lot of cities.
TRUMP: At the same time, most of our cities are doing great; but if you look at some of these; they’re usually sanctuary cities; they’re run by very liberal people and the states are run by very liberal people. But the thing that nobody can figure out is, are these governors or mayors, do they really think this is a positive? Do they really think this is okay? Because it’s not. It’s destroying their city and it’s destroying a whole way of life. And it’s not our country; it’s not what our country’s all about.
Welp, that was one helluva truthbomb.
The problem is spreading.
Check out this tweet from Mollie Hemmingway’s husband about the city of Austin, Texas.
America’s urban governments have lost their minds. pic.twitter.com/rSJpP5fMuA
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) July 2, 2019
So, basically, people can camp in front of your home but they don’t want them camping in front of City Hall.
Oh, and who is it that’s mayor of Austin? Steve Adler who wants “action” taken against homelessness. Guess what his political affiliation is?
Policy matters. Keep that in mind when you cast your vote at every level of government.