President Donald Trump noted on Tuesday, Sept. 17, the devastating conditions due to homelessness of places like San Francisco and Los Angeles, and stressed that San Francisco will be given a notice from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “very soon.”
“We can’t let Los Angeles, San Francisco, and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what’s happening,” the president said.
“They have to clean it up. We can’t have our cities going to hell,” the president said as he lamented that the homeless issue was hurting the “prestige” of the cities and residents have no choice but to leave.
“They’re in total violation—we’re going to be giving them a notice very soon,” Trump said, pointing out, “We can’t lose our great cities like this.”
“Something must be done before it is too late,” Trump said. “The Dems should stop wasting time on the Witch Hunt Hoax and start focusing on our Country!”
“You can’t have what’s happening—where police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat,” the president told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “I mean, they’re getting actually very sick, where people are getting sick, where the people living there living in hell, too.”
According to a report by Fox News, Carlson interviewed a business owner from San Francisco Wednesday night who said he was bitten by a homeless person.
“We have people living in our…best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings…where people in those buildings pay tremendous taxes, where they went to those locations because of the prestige,” Trump stressed. “In many cases, they came from other countries and they moved to Los Angeles or they moved to San Francisco because of the prestige of the city, and all of a sudden they have tents.”
“Hundreds and hundreds of tents and people living at the entrance to their office building. And they want to leave,” the president lamented. “The people of San Francisco are fed up, and the people of Los Angeles are fed up.”
The Department of Justice and Los Angeles law enforcement union officials are working to find possible “workarounds” to court settlements, rulings, and lawsuits that hinder the Los Angeles Police Department’s ability to remove homeless encampments from public property, according to the Los Angeles Times.
On Monday, the White House also took into consideration options such as deregulating the housing market to increase the supply of apartments, condominiums, and homes in California, a report by Fox News said.
The Trump administration is yet to reveal possible policy proposals to address the homeless problem.