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Trump Points Out Pelosi, Gov. Newsom Culpable In California Homeless Crisis

Trump Points Out Pelosi, Gov. Newsom Culpable In California Homeless Crisis

in 2020, Trump will continue to give the entire state of California the Baltimore treatment.

President Donald Trump is ending 2019 by challenging key leaders of California’s #Resistance to focus on the rapidly escalating homeless crisis in the state.

He blasted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, targeting her San Francisco area for some sharp remarks on Twitter.

“Nancy Pelosi’s District in California has rapidly become one of the worst anywhere in the U.S. when it come [sic] to the homeless & crime. It has gotten so bad, so fast – she has lost total control and, along with her equally incompetent governor, Gavin Newsom, it is a very sad sight!,” Trump posted on his Twitter account.

In another tweet about Pelosi, suggested she could face a primary opponent if she doesn’t clean up the homeless problem.

“Crazy Nancy should clean up her filthy dirty District & help the homeless there. A primary for N?,” he wrote.

Trump also derided Governor Gavin Newsom’s ineffective handling of this man-caused disaster.

Following the Democratic debate last week, Newsom blamed the president’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, led by Secretary Ben Carson, for the rise in homelessness in his state.

“Shelters solve sleep. Housing and supportive services solve homelessness. Housing first. You have a new director on the Interagency Council on Homelessness in the United States appointed by Donald Trump that says housing [comes] fourth,” said Newsom.

…Trump didn’t take Newsom’s remarks lying down. He fired back on Christmas Day, tweeting, “Governor Gavin N has done a really bad job on taking care of the homeless population in California. If he can’t fix the problem, the Federal Govt. will get involved!”

There are a few factors that seem to be in play, which need to be accounted for when evaluating the fairly robust critique Trump has afforded these two politicians.

One element is that President Trump has been willing to work politely, effectively, and supportively with any politician (regardless of party affiliation) that is helpful in working on his “Make American Great Again” agenda. However, Pelosi has unleashed her impeachment hounds and Newsom and California state officials have filed lawsuit after lawsuit to prevent the White House agenda from being enacted.

The other element is that California’s homeless crisis is now impacting the nation as a whole.

California’s homeless population increased so much in 2019 that it caused a nationwide rise in overall homeless, despite declines in more than half of the states this year, according to new federal data.

Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development uses data reported by about 3,000 cities and counties to estimate the nation’s homelessness population. The data is used in tandem with snapshot estimates by “Continuums of Care” planning agencies of individuals and families “living in emergency shelters, traditional housing programs and unsheltered settings” on a single night in January to assess “the scope of homelessness and (measure) progress toward reducing it,” according to a department press release.

…The most populous state in the United States, California saw the largest spike to its homeless population with an increase of 21,306 people in 2019, which was more than the total national increase of every other state combined. The Golden State’s overall homeless population was estimated to be 151,278 people in 2019.

“As we look across our nation, we see great progress, but we’re also seeing a continued increase in street homelessness along our West Coast where the cost of housing is extremely high,” said Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in a statement.

“In fact, homelessness in California is at a crisis level and needs to be addressed by local and state leaders with crisis-like urgency,” he said. “Addressing these challenges will require a broader, community-wide response that engages every level of government to compassionately house our fellow citizens who call the streets their home.”

I do not think either Trump or Carson wants to simply write a big check of the nation’s taxpayer dollars to California either, effectively throwing other people’s money at the problem . . .  and expecting the situation to improve or for California politicians to stop their #Resistance tactics.

I suspect Trump wants to see the state stop the over-regulation that impedes the construction of new housing, that hampers the effective handling of quality-of-life crimes, and that stands in the way of ending harmful “Sanctuary State” policies.

I predict that in 2020, Trump will continue to give the entire state of California the Baltimore treatment.


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Just think how much worse it would have been were it not for Newsom’s heroic efforts in fighting for the homeless! Or so he says. Newsom seems to be unclear on the concept of homelessness. It’s NOT a good thing and we shouldn’t be attracting more of them to CA by subsidizing them.

The reason the homeless are there is because the Liberals throw money at them. So what is the Leftist answer? Throw more money at them. I hope to God it isn’t my money.
Everyone knows what the problem in California is and it starts with the Mud Skipper and Spotted Ground Owl (or whatever) mentality. Relocate a few varmint and open up building sites for more affordable housing. More housing equals more jobs. More jobs equal less people schiffting on the streets.
Happy, hard working people might not vote for Democrats who promise free things. Ahh. There’s the real issue.

    Sally MJ in reply to DanJ1. | December 27, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Delta Smelt.

    PODKen in reply to DanJ1. | December 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I don’t think many people choose homelessness over being homed. Whatever the reason the homeless are there their large numbers have to be dealt with … and that means money has to be spent. In the SF Bay Area the median price for a home is just at $1MM and the median rent for a 2BR apartment is about $2800. To afford either you need a good job … and ya ain’t gonna make it on hourly wages no matter how superlative you are. IMO affordable housing is a myth. At these costs affordable housing means subsidized housing … both to build and to occupy … so money has to be spent on that too. CA has made some mistakes when it comes to the homeless but sometimes I think they’re getting a bad rap.

      nomadic100 in reply to PODKen. | December 27, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      You’re wrong, Ken. The news is replete with articles about people moving to California to be homeless. The middle class is moving out. There seems to be a general belief that people who want to live in some area have a right to do so under whatever circumstances they select and that the government has some duty to support their choices even if those choices are not economically feasible or, in current parlance, “sustainable.” Government is generally utterly incompetent and often corrupt, so those efforts will fail. People who cannot afford to live in an area should move somewhere else where cost of living is lower and should do so before arriving at an utter nadir.

        I pretty much agree with you. the problem I have is this is another case of fact with out perspective, break the homeless number down, how many are people just down on their luck, no job no money, how many are women trying to get away from abusive relations ships. how many are having mental issues, how many are druggies(alcoholism include), how may just don’t want to work. the druggies and mental issues there is nothing you can do, the other need help you can give them assistance.

      Barry in reply to PODKen. | December 27, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      The true commie speaks.

      California is the commie democrats goal for the rest of the country.

      artichoke in reply to PODKen. | December 29, 2019 at 4:13 am

      Simple question: if the price of housing in an area is too high, why don’t you move to an area you can afford?

      It’s not true that CA workers cannot afford to live there. They do live there and the companies have workers. They may wish they paid less, but others are able to pay more and live closer.

      They could move to a more rural area and live closer to work. It’s their choice.

buckeyeminuteman | December 27, 2019 at 11:15 am

The best way to solve the homeless problem in America, is to cut California loose from the US.

amatuerwrangler | December 27, 2019 at 11:24 am

San Francisco has been circling the bowl for decades. I once lived across the bay from it and gave up traveling there years before I moved away.

Discoaimer: I have not had a preferred candidate take a statewide office since either Wilson or Dukmajian (whichever is most recent) so be careful about tarring CA voters with a broad brush.

Why is it that none of our self-proclaimed betters do not realize that you do not set out kitty chow and bowls of milk to keep stray cats from tearing up your garden. CA cities spend millions trying to make homelessness comfortable and then wonder why so many choose that lifestyle.

The problem is all the idiots that get elected to city councils and boards of supervisors. The likes of Pelosi and Newsom should be leading a charge to make competency a criteria for public office, but they would not recognize it if it bit them on the backside. They are in responsible positions but they are not responsible people and certainly not leadership material. The voters are their own worst enemy when they elect these people. They deserve their fate.

We get only the hardiest of homeless out here in red CA. 🙂

    I hear ya. I’ve lived in the SF Bay Area for just shy of 40 years. Haven’t been to SF in about 10 years and have no desire nor reason to do so. You’re right about the candidates … we can only vote for who’s on the ballot and it’s always a dud … I’ve never seen a candidate I like. The modus operandi here is “California … first to get the worst”.

Newsom’s solution: build housing for them. FU Gavin, you’ll have to get your state’s taxpayers to pay for that housing if you want to build it, maybe in their own neighborhoods! They’ll love that right?

    Chicklet in reply to artichoke. | December 27, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Anyone who knows history should look at the renderings of the Gavin N. homeless city. Sure looks like a full-blown insane asylum, minus the factories and farms that seriously mentally ill folks were given jobs at, in order to at least attempt to ‘earn their keep’. Let him use his own money and build it, but only if sane humans get to decide who goes in, and when/if they get out.

    Whoever decided that appropriate treatment for advanced substance use disorders and serious mental illnesses was a tent on a downtown California sidewalk should be committed too. When doctors and judges can once again confine people to a safe humane center for treatment (instead of an encampment in a park) things will start to change. Bah!

    PODKen in reply to artichoke. | December 27, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Re: “you’ll have to get your state’s taxpayers to pay for that housing if you want to build it, maybe in their own neighborhoods”

    Not so easy as it seems. Article 34 of the CA Constitution requires voter approval before public housing is built in a community.

The Golden State has become the Brown State. Don’t forget to check your shoes!

I see there’s an effort to recall Newsome–might work if they didn’t replace him with another idiot

Idiots … that’s all there is here. If there were no demand … there’d be no supply …

I seriously question Newsome’s intellect. I have run into attorneys like him. Very eloquent, handsome and seemingly knowledgeable….in the eyes of all but well practiced attorneys who find them dolts. Taking credit for the work of others. Avenatti comes to mind.

    Barry in reply to puhiawa. | December 27, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Newsome, Pelosi, all the destroyers of civil life and prosperity are interrelated. Pelosi is Newsome’s aunt by marriage.

    Pelosi’s family participated in the destruction of Baltimore.

    They’re evil.

Given the choice between housing and using alcohol/drugs, the latter wins out at least 9 out of 10 times. So yes, they choose to be homeless. Or it is Trump’s fault. It gets so confusing when logic is not part of the process (their process, that is).