For decades before moving into the White House, President Trump lived in the heart of Manhattan but apparently never noticed that his hometown had a homelessness problem.
It was on Monday during an interview with the Fox News where the host Tucker Carlson, brought up the issue of homelessness and “filth” in America’s cities in comparison to major Japanese cities. Carlson described Japan cities as clean, and that there is no graffiti or people going to the bathroom on the streets in Japan unlike US cities like New York, San Fransisco and Los angeles which have a mojar problem with filth.
“It’s very sad,” Trump said before adding, “It’s a phenomenon that started two years ago. It’s disgraceful. I’m going to maybe, and I’m looking at it very seriously.”
Trump then turned the discussion to police officers getting sick from walking their beat. “You can’t have what’s happening, where police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat. I mean, they’re actually getting very sick,” Trump claimed, without providing any evidence.
Returning to a familiar theme, Trump blamed the “liberal establishment” for rising homelessness and then claimed, without evidence, that he had “ended it very quickly” in the Washington D.C. when he became president.