In a series of tweets during the weekend, President Trump has slammed New York, both city and state again, highlighting that its officials make him ''hate them even more than he should.''
Trump also attacked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, noting that he has completely lost control, and the Big Apple is ''falling apart'' under his government.
In an earlier tweet, the President also condemned Cuomo's Californian counterpart, Governor Gavin Newsom, accusing him of allegedly failing to tackle the homeless crisis
In Trump's view, both New York and California are setting new records with their ''tremendous homeless problems.'' The President suggested the states should ''politely'' ask for help if they can't tackle the issue by themselves.
That is not the first time when Trump openly criticizes Cuomo and other New York officials as the state is still investigating his tax returns and financial records.
Donald Trump, along with some of his children and the Trump Foundation charity, was ordered by a New York State judge to pay USD 2 million fine over misuse of charity assets for personal and political gains. Apart from that, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is seeking access to Trump's tax returns as a part of a criminal investigation of the President and his family's real estate business.
Last month, the President blamed Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio for the population decline in the Big Apple. He accused the city officials of letting out 900 criminals onto the sidewalks of New York, and because of them, in Trump's words, people are leaving the city.
Earlier this month, Gavin Newsom said that the White House and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are ''weaponizing and politicizing'' the problem with the homeless aid. New York and California previously announced multi-million dollar programs to combat the homeless crisis, which included support of people in need, families, and housing for army veterans.
In November, Trump has dismissed Matthew Doherty, the US Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director, over homelessness issues. In response, Gavin Newsom hired him as California's new national consultant on the problem.
In December, California governor expressed his dissatisfaction with Trump's administration and their lack of cooperation. Also, Newsom confirmed that Washington allocated USD 650 million to the Golden State to solve the crisis but complained that HUD had not followed through in verifying the number of homeless people required for funding allocations.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with President Trump's statement that New York and California should ''politely'' ask Washington for help to tackle the homeless crisis?