I said things would get crazier before Donald Trump gets voted out of office…..
This IS a political shot at New York City directly and other cities that have had increases in crime …That after the summer defund the police political protests….
While there have been spikes in crime….
The actual amount of arrests have declined….
In doing this?
Trump is causing cops to actually defend themselves and go against Trump’s efforts to embrace cops as the ‘law and order’ guy….
Trump is well aware that cities and states are having budget deficit problems due to the virus lockdowns already….
As it is?
New York sends Billion MORE in tax revenue to Washington then it gets back….
President Trump has directed federal officials to find ways to cut funding to a string of cities controlled by Democrats, citing violence amid protests against systemic racism in policing, a move that threatens billions of dollars for many of the country’s largest urban hubs as the president makes the unrest a centerpiece of his re-election campaign.
Mr. Trump laid out the directive in a memo, released Wednesday, to Russell T. Vought, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Attorney General William P. Barr. It accuses state and local officials of abdicating their duties.
“Anarchy has recently beset some of our states and cities,” Mr. Trump wrote in the memo, mentioning a few cities specifically: Portland, Ore.; Washington; Seattle; and the president’s birth city, New York. “My administration will not allow federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones.”
With polls showing him trailing his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Mr. Trump has tried to shift the public’s attention away from his administration’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic and to what he depicts as out-of-control crime in New York and other cities. He has seized on an uptick in crime and has tried to blame it on local Democratic leaders.
The president has repeatedly sought to paint cities as hellscapes that only he can save, regardless of how limited the violent outbreaks have been during broader protests against acts of brutality by police officers against Black people….
Is Donald Trump telling New York to…’ Drop Dead?….