Trump Threatens Federal Takeover Of San Francisco, Calls It “Worse Than A Slum"
President Trump harshly criticized the city of San Francisco when he made a campaign stop in Bakersfield on Wednesday, KRON reported.
Trump’s attack focused on the city’s homeless problems and he said if both San Francisco and Los Angeles didn’t fix their homeless crisis, his administration would step in.
“Look what’s happened to San Francisco -- so sad what’s happened. When you see a slum, where it’s a slum -- it’s worse than a slum -- there’s no slum like that. What they’ve done to San Francisco is a crying shame. And it’s something we’re going to do something about. Because, if they don’t fix it up, clean it up, take care of the homeless, do what they have to do -- but clean up their city -- the federal government is going to have to step in. We’re going ot do it in Los Angeles and San Francisco,” he said.
The president has frequently spoken on the issue. In October, Trump slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a series of tweets: “I can’t believe that Nancy Pelosi’s District in San Francisco is in such horrible shape that the City itself is in violation of many sanitary & environmental orders, causing it to owe the Federal Government billions of dollars,” Trump claimed. “And all she works on is impeachment…”
A month before in September, Trump threatened to use the Environmental Protection Agency against San Francisco, accusing the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles, to pass through storm drains into the ocean.
“It’s a terrible situation that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,” Trump said. “And we’re going to be giving San Francisco -- they’re in total violation -- we’re going to be giving them a notice very soon.”