President Donald Trump has his sights set on a new issue for the 2020 campaign.
Trump looking to homelessness, especially in California, like something his administration could soon tackle.
In Los Angeles, a team of his officials is already on the ground looking at the problem.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a letter "We must put politics aside when it comes to responding to this heartbreaking humanitarian crisis."
Other officials in California weren't so optimistic.
Senator Scott Weiner of San Francisco said via Twitter, "Trump needs to back off and focus on his own mess of an administration."
Trump needs to back off and focus on his own mess of an Administration. Mass-roundups of homeless people into federal facilities won’t solve the problem. We need to get people the help they need, including shelter, housing, mental health, & other services. https://t.co/HYzIaKuXek
— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) September 10, 2019
The President has started to single out homelessness as an issue in recent interviews.
He said to Fox News “We may intercede, we may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up. It's inappropriate. “He also added, "It's not what our country is all about."
While the president’s statements are aimed at bigger cities such as la or San Francisco or Los Angeles locally people are wondering what this could mean for cities like Redding or Chico?
A lot of people would benefit from help and not getting arrested and thrown back out of the streets… and getting arrested and moved” Matthew Grisom said. “I think a lot of people need help and once they get help some of them could possibly get back in the system
Grissom has lived in both redding and the bay area and says the trick will be how to get everyone to agree on a solution.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa also commented to action news now saying he is grateful the president is looking at the problem
I appreciate the president is going to have his team look into some solutions” LaMalfa said, “A lot of people are really concerned about it and maybe some are fed up with it.”
Regardless of partisanship, those in these communities believe that the homeless issue is too important to ignore.
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