All too many times with previous administrations, America has focused on the needy of the entire world and neglected its own citizens within our nation. With growing cities and overpopulated states, there is an ongoing problem which President Trump is focused on, which is homelessness in America.
Thankfully, we have a president who cares enough to worry about America first, then worry about the world. Starting with California, which has the highest rate of homeless citizens versus the growing population crisis in the state.
The White House will address these issues and work to resolve them as ordered by the president.
Within the last few weeks, plans have intensified to put the homeless in new facilities backed by the government and off the streets of major cities like Los Angeles. To show how heartless Democrats are, they use the homeless issues to degrade Trump instead of working to solving the problems.
Knowing this, it is unknown at this time if Democrats will put forth the effort to work with the GOP and the president. It would take away a throwing punch in a state which is predominantly Democrat.
President Trump says it is the years of Democrats in power which held states like California to keep the crime rate and poverty levels high. Baltimore and Chicago were other cities brought up in the meetings as well which Democrats maintain a stronghold on as well.
Some of the top officials who represent the White House and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are meeting this week to solve the problems beginning in California.
They will work a campaign across the United States to combat the issue of homelessness. Officials confirmed, the president is requesting updates and is directly involved in the efforts. The Justice Department is also included and took a tour with the officials.
The only details officials were allowed to give are some of the ideas brought up in the meetings. Restoring the tent camps which are already in place and having the government take on a more significant role in housing and the health care plans for those who reside there.
There has been nothing decided, but this is the direction the government is working out the details to give the homeless a fighting chance.
President Trump is not a man who is about to sit idly on this issue. He wants action taken now as he called the homelessness in California and other major cities, “a disgrace to our country.”
The president is now using the government departments along with the Department of Health and Human Services to make living conditions more sanitary. Sewage and diseases affect the homeless, and the president wants everyone to work together not just to talk, but to get it done.
Back in June, President Trump used his power to sign an executive order for the administration to have new solutions in working progress now. Those in attendance were, HUD, the Justice Department, the Domestic Policy Council, the EPA, and officials from the Veterans Affairs.
City officials gave Jordan Downs and all these groups a tour of Los Angeles to inform them of what they wanted to accomplish. Twelve people total were part of the tour, six federal officials and six city council members.
The executive order also cut down the cost of housing and took away the limitations on supplies needed.
A White House Spokesperson, Judd Deere told reporters, “Like many Americans, the president has taken notice of the homelessness crisis, particularly in cities and states where the liberal policies are combining to dramatically increase poverty and public health risks. President Trump has directed his team to go further and develop a range of policy options for consideration to deal with this tragedy.”
All of the Democratic Representatives of California claimed there was no way the president can fix this ongoing problem. The Governor of California Gavin Newsom stated, “Trump should first cease cutting health care for low-income Americans and curbing access to government benefits for immigrants, but that if the president is willing to put serious solutions, with real investment, on the table, California stands ready to talk.”
President Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, “You take a look at ‘what’s going on with San Francisco, ‘it’s terrible. So ‘we’re looking at it very seriously. We may intercede. We may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up. ‘It’s inappropriate. Now, we have to take the people and do something. We have to do something.”