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Trump Appears To Think Homelessness ‘Is A Phenomenon That Only Started Two Years Ago’

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Trump Appears To Think Homelessness ‘Is A Phenomenon That Only Started Two Years Ago’




President Donald Trump appears to think that the streets of New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles have become overrun with filth and homelessness starting around the time of his inauguration. Trump also claimed, without evidence, that the filth has gotten so out of control that “police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat.”

“You come to where we are now, Osaka, or Tokyo and the cities are clean, there’s no graffiti, no one going to the bathroom on the streets,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson said during an interview with the president in Japan. “Very different than our cities.”

“New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles have a major problem with filth,” he argued.

“It’s very sad,” Trump replied.



“Why is that?” Carlson asked.

“It’s a phenomenon that started two years,” Trump claimed.

“It’s disgraceful. I’m going to maybe — and I’m looking at it very seriously — we’re doing some other things, as you’ve probably noticed, like some of the very important things we’re doing now,” he said.

“You can’t have what’s happening, where police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat. I’m mean, they’re actually getting very sick,” Trump said, without evidence.

“Where people are getting sick, where the people living there living in hell, too. Although some of them have mental problems where they don’t even know they’re living that way,” Trump said, appearing to refer to some members of the homeless population. “In fact, perhaps they like living that way. They can’t do that. We cannot ruin our cities.”

He continued: “And you have people that work in those cities. They work in office building and to get into the building, they have to walk through a scene that nobody would have believed possible three years ago. And this is the liberal establishment.”

“You know, I had a situation when I first became president, we had certain areas of 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 the highway, they can’t be looking at that. I really believe it hurts our country. They can’t be looking at scenes like you see in L.A. and San Francisco.”





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