Trump’s vist was to talk about drugs and make a early 2020 campiagn stop….
What does santuary cites have to do with either?
In a speech announcing a new national plan against the opioid epidemic, President Trump Monday called for a crackdown on sanctuary cities — cities that restrict their cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Tying his strict immigration rhetoric to the overdose crisis, Trump mentioned two Massachusetts cities by name — Boston and Lawrence.
“Ending sanctuary cities is crucial to stopping the drug addiction crisis,” Trump said in Manchester, N.H. “In Boston, Massachusetts, which is a place where you have sanctuary cities … I’m repeating my call on Congress to block funds for sanctuary cities and to close the deadly loopholes that allow criminals back into our country and into our country in the first place.”
Mayors in the two cities responded sharply. In a statement, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said Trump was criminalizing “both our immigrant community and those suffering from substance abuse, all in one speech.”….