It’s no secret that major, liberal-run cities in America are train wrecks. The streets are filled with feces and drug needles. Shanty towns of homeless and the mentally ill out-number pedestrians. And the problems are getting worse. President Trump called out this growing crisis and made clear his intentions.
We’ve talked about this before. And it’s a problem that’s not going away. Some of the biggest cities in America are turning into living garbage heaps. And it’s all thanks to Democrats.
Cities like Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York have super-liberal majorities. Both local and state government are dominated by Democrats. You don’t have to look far to see the effects of their left-wing, disastrous agenda.
These major cities, once jewels, are overrun with filth. San Francisco has been compared to third-world countries. Los Angeles streets are flowing with medieval plagues (and over one million rats). Human feces, trash, drug needles and more fill the streets and sidewalks. Pedestrians and commuters can’t even make it to their offices, without passing through shanty towns made of tents. Drug addicts and the mentally ill live on the streets—posing a major threat to residents.
Even the nicest neighborhoods are facing this problem. Why? Because Democrats run these cities.
In recent years, they’ve passed radical laws that encourage this behavior. From sanctuary polices to legalizing drugs to bans on police, these cities have encouraged dangerous people to live in the streets. And even as the problems get worse, the leaders do nothing to fix it.
Donald Trump knows all about this. And he’s outraged that American cities—centers of the world—are turning into landfills. In a recent interview, he expressed his anger.
The exchange began with Carlson noting, “You come to where we are now, Osaka, or Tokyo, and the cities are clean; there’s no graffiti; there’s no one going to the bathroom on the street; you don’t see junkies … ”
Trump replied, “It’s very nice, isn’t it.”
Carlson pointed out, “It’s very different from our cities.”
“It’s a phenomenon that started two years ago; it’s disgraceful; I’m gonna maybe — and I’m looking at it very seriously… This is the liberal establishment; this is what I’m fighting… I had a situation when I first became president, we had certain areas in Washington, D.C. where that was starting to happen. And I ended it very quickly…
“I really believe that it hurts our country. They can’t be looking at scenes like you see in Los Angeles and San Francisco… We may intercede. We may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up. It’s inappropriate.” [Source: Daily Wire]
There are many reasons why Democrat-dominated cities are now trash heap. But it comes down to one reality: their leaders have no pride in their country.
Good leaders would focus on making their city streets pristine. They would empower police to keep the city safe. They would make sure they had the services to help the homeless and reduce drug abuse.
But Democrat cities empower criminals by punishing cops. They encourage drug abuse by decriminalizing substances. The spend millions, if not billions, on wasteful handouts that attract and encourage freeloaders. They protect criminal aliens with sanctuary laws. And let’s not forgot how many Democrats are caught simply stealing funds from local government.
They don’t care about the hard-working Americans who keep their cities running. Americans who don’t deserve to have to walk down feces-filled streets while dodging shanty towns and used drug needles. Americans who want to live in a safe, clean city, but end up living in hell.
President Trump’s stern words should wake up these liberal leaders. They let their cities become garbage dumps. They refuse to do anything about it. But Trump will. He isn’t going to sit back and watch our communities be turned to crap. He can use federal authority to override local leaders to get these places back on tract. He can even pressure local and state government to actually clean up their cities.
But if Democrats still refuse, Trump can go nuclear. He can use his considerable influence to hold rallies and motivate voters. In short order, these once “super-liberal” regions might have a few more patriots on their city councils. Life will get very hard for these Democrats, if they don’t wake up and fix their cities.