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Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:54 AM

Trump Curiously Takes Credit for U.S. Cities' Homeless 'Phenomenon That Started Two Years Ago'


By Colby Hall Jul 2nd, 2019, 8:41 am

President Donald Trump revealed to Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson that the problem of filth in U.S. cities like New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles “started two years ago.” This means that, in the president’s opinion, major U.S. cities did not have a problem with homelessness until he was six months into his presidency.

Carlson interviewed the Commander in Chief during a trip to Asia for the G20 conference, and a surprise trip to the DMZ between South and North Korea which featured a handshake with Kim Jong-un and a historic presidential step into North Korea.

The first portion of the interview aired Monday evening, the second of which airs Tuesday night, but a transcript has been released by Fox News that reveals a very interesting conversation about the state of American cities in comparison to the pristine living conditions in major metropolitan cities of Japan.

Carlson noted how in cities like ‘Osaka and Tokyo’ the cities are clean, there’s no graffiti and no one going to the bathroom in the street. He eventually noted how major U.S. cities have a major problem with “filth” before asking “why is that?”

Trump replied “it’s a phenomenon that started two years ago. It’s disgraceful.” Trump was elected president in November of 2016 and took office in January of 2017. So doing the math, this problem started roughly six months into his administration.

Perhaps more curious than ostensibly taking credit for urban decay, President Trump sort of flip-flopped on if he thinks this problem was worth addressing.

Trump appeared to first be willing to fix this problem, saying “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.” But he then quickly followed with “I’m going to maybe and I’m looking at it very seriously, we’re doing some other things that you probably noticed like some of the very important things that we’re doing now. But we’re looking at it very seriously because you can’t do that.” He followed with the politically expedient hedge, adding “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.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:55 AM

1. That's because it hasn't been explained to him that way.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:57 AM

2. His sundowning is starting at the wrong time, sounds like a nut case

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:59 AM

3. Makes it harder for deplorable to blame it on President Obama

But they will do it, nevertheless.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 09:01 AM

4. Now he's trying to steal Ronald Reagan's legacy!

Will this never end? LOL!

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 10:03 AM

5. (snort)

 

well-played!

Although in this case, I'm happy to give him credit for it. Just to be nice, since I know he's just dying to get credit for Something.

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