At least Cuomo admits that NYC is once again a dangerous city.
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President Donald Trump warned New York City and other places he would defund them since they’ve “let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Trump better bring an army for his protection if he ever came back to New York City.
My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses. We’re putting them on notice today. @RussVought45
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2020
The memo lists Seattle, Portland, New York City, and Washington D.C.
The New York Post reported:
Trump on Wednesday signed a five-page memo ordering all federal agencies to send reports to the White House Office of Management and Budget that detail funds that can be redirected.
New York City, Washington, DC, Seattle and Portland are initial targets as Trump makes “law and order” a centerpiece of his reelection campaign after months of unrest and violence following the May killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police.
“My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” Trump says in the memo, which twice mentions New York Mayor Bill de Blasio by name.
“To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.”
Federal agencies must detail “all Federal funds provided to Seattle, Portland, New York City, Washington, D.C.” Also, within 14 days Attorney General Bill Barr must develop a list of “anarchist jurisdictions” that “permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures” to restore order. The memo does not require Barr to include the four cities, possibly for legal reasons.
Then Cuomo held an emergency press briefing just to rip apart Trump:
“He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him,” the Democrat said, all but threatening the commander in chief.
But Cuomo, who like Trump hails from Queens, wasn’t done. “He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
Of course Cuomo tried to walk back his comments:
“My comment about the president and bodyguards in New York City, all I’m saying is that he is persona non grata in New York City. And I think he knows that. And he’ll never come back to New York, because New Yorkers will never forget how gratuitously mean he has been to New Yorkers and how many times he’s tried to kill the city that gave him his start and birthed him. That’s what I meant about the bodyguards.”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary claimed that Trump “wants New York City to drop dead” and it “is a racist campaign stunt out of the Oval Office to attack millions of people of color.”
First off, I’m glad Cuomo is admitting that NYC is no longer safe. Secondly, NYC is close to death thanks to de Blasio.
Did Trump lie? We’ve been keeping tabs on NYC.
- NYC Shootings Hit Record Numbers as Victims Question Defund the Police Movements
- Violent Crime Rates Soar in NYC and Portland
- NYC Gun Violence Continues to Surge, Ocasio-Cortez Blames Unemployment
- Gun Violence in New York and Other Cities Reaching Levels Not Seen in Decades
- Report: Shootings “Unexpectedly” Rise As NYC Eliminates Anti-Crime Units
It helps that Trump is the commander in chief so he does have an army, Cuomo.
But NYC is spiraling out of control and it’s not Trump’s fault. It is filled with trash and has massive rats because de Blasio cut the sanitation budget while his wife keeps her staff worth $2 million. No one has anywhere to go or work because de Blasio wants to keep indoor dining until there’s a coronavirus vaccine.DONATE
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