Most people don’t know this, but…
President Trump said Monday that he wanted to address the crisis of people on the streets, telling Fox News in an interview that his administration “may intercede” to clean up cities such as Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The president made the remarks in an interview he taped in Japan with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, after Carlson asked him about cities in Japan, which Carlson said are clean and free from graffiti and “junkies.” U.S. cities, by comparison, have a problem with “filth,” Carlson noted.
“It’s a phenomena that started two years ago,” Trump said, drawing a connection with the early days of his time in the White House. “It’s disgraceful.”
The numbers of homeless people in the United States has stayed relatively level in the three years between 2016 and 2018, ticking up from 550,000 to 553,000 last year. But these numbers represent a significant drop over the past decade. An average of 630,000 people experienced homelessness per year between 2007 and 2012, according to federal data. And an average of 580,000 people were homeless a year between 2012 and 2015.
Trump’s comments perplexed homeless assistance groups in Washington, left curious about what the president’s direct role may have been.
I have no idea if this is a result of narcissistic delusion, trauma from narcissistic break, or dementia, but he is unwell.