Trump threatens San Francisco with EPA violations due to homelessness
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is ready to slap San Francisco, California, with a notice of environmental violations as a result of their homelessness problem.
Speaking with reporters on Air Force One as he traveled back to the White House from California, Trump told them that the homeless problem in cites like Los Angeles and San Francisco was allowing pollution to flow into the ocean.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a terrible situation ‚ÄĒ that‚Äôs in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúAnd we‚Äôre going to be giving San Francisco, they‚Äôre in total violation, we‚Äôre going to be giving them a notice very soon.‚ÄĚ...
Mike wrote: ...One might hope Trump wouldn't do this. Acting like Democrats won't cut him any favors with the country.
I get your point, but in a way it makes sense: recall that EPA was founded by Nixon's executive order in 1970. Contrary to what I believed as a youth, Nixon was full-on Progressive, but with less media charisma. Democrats hated him for his personality, not so much his policies, just like Trump. They started the Vietnam War but blamed him for the bombings to compel peace negotiations. It almost worked but for Watergate.
I have a Vietnamese coworker who told me all the S. Vietnamese really wanted was weapons, not US troops, which was what Nixon realized.
EPA violations? One might hope Trump wouldn't do this. Acting like Democrats won't cut him any favors with the country. Even the cubicle dwellers in the EPA know whales poop in the ocean. Well, we can hope so anyway.
A case of giving them, SF and LA, a dose of their own medicine? CA loves to show off their love for the environment by banning straws and pushing cow fart bags or the likes, but at the same time have poop maps. Oh, the irony.