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Zorro

(15,923 posts)
Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:42 PM Sep 2019

Trump, no fan of big cities and their Democratic leaders, unleashes his derision on L.A.

One of the most arresting images of Donald Trump’s inaugural address in 2017 was a grim portrait of urban America, riddled by poverty, gangs, drugs and other blight.

“Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation,” he said. “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”

Well over halfway through his presidency, Trump continues to portray urban America in terms of “carnage.” Baltimore, Chicago and Atlanta have each taken turns being portrayed as bastions of crime and dysfunction. His latest is Los Angeles, where he is visiting for campaign fundraisers, just a week after his administration dispatched a busload of officials to scrutinize homelessness in the city.

“We can’t let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what’s happening,” Trump said to reporters Tuesday, referring to the number of homeless people in those cities and suggesting they were disturbing more affluent residents.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-17/trump-attacks-big-cities-los-angeles

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Trump, no fan of big cities and their Democratic leaders, unleashes his derision on L.A. (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Nah Trump loves cities. Trump loves the glitzy, wealthy, vibrant downtown areas. Freethinker65 Sep 2019 #1
At the time of Trump's divorce from Marla Maples, Frances Sep 2019 #3
He is playing to the christofascist myth... Thomas Hurt Sep 2019 #2
Yep. His supporters know exactly what he's saying. Nt underpants Sep 2019 #4
This is going to be one of the campaign memes next year...Dems can't govern. Liberal In Texas Sep 2019 #5
"No fan of big cities"? All he ever wanted was to be considered one of Manhattan's elite Maven Sep 2019 #6

Freethinker65

(10,394 posts)
1. Nah Trump loves cities. Trump loves the glitzy, wealthy, vibrant downtown areas.
Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:56 PM
Sep 2019

He yearns to be accepted by the urban elite.

What Trump wants to avoid living around are the poor to average people that actually live in the city and make a city.

Trump could not stand to live amongst the Trump loyalists that attend his rallies, but he will continue to pander to them for their votes.

Frances

(8,554 posts)
3. At the time of Trump's divorce from Marla Maples,
Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:05 PM
Sep 2019

I seem to remember that one of the reasons Trump gave for dumping Marla Maples was that he didn't like her hick relatives.

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
2. He is playing to the christofascist myth...
Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:03 PM
Sep 2019

that all those liberal big cities are all failures and full lazy brown people.

Another cover for bigotry.

Liberal In Texas

(13,888 posts)
5. This is going to be one of the campaign memes next year...Dems can't govern.
Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:16 PM
Sep 2019

Which is a laugh because it's the Repubs that can't govern because, almost by definition, they hate government.

They've already started trashing cities run buy Democratic mayors and city councils. Fox is shooting video of homeless people in big blue cities. Of course, they'll never go and show their cult members the raging poverty in red states.

Maven

(10,533 posts)
6. "No fan of big cities"? All he ever wanted was to be considered one of Manhattan's elite
Wed Sep 18, 2019, 04:16 PM
Sep 2019

What a ridiculous headline. It's not that he hates cities. It's that he plans to use the federal government to attack CA and liberal politicians in CA. He certainly couldn't give a shit less about the homeless.

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