President Trump just rocked left-wing mayors and governors by threatening to withdraw federal funds, if they don’t end the riots.
My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses. We’re putting them on notice today. @RussVought45
Terrified that they’ll lose the cash they need to cover their debts, these liberal leaders are responding.
Obviously, they are quite upset—most Democrat-run states and cities are in tremendous debt.
They are attacking Trump, making wild accusations as they fear losing the money.
But Gov. Cuomo of NY might have topped them all:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded Wednesday night after President Trump threatened to pull federal funding from New York City — as well as Washington, D.C.; Seattle, and Portland, Ore. — as part of an effort to target “anarchist jurisdictions.”
“He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City,” Cuomo said. “Forget bodyguards, he’d better have an army if he thinks he’s going to walk down the streets in New York.
Gov. Cuomo appeared to confirm everything Trump said about the state of NYC when he said the president “better have an army” if he wants to return to the city.
Sounds to me like Cuomo is admitting the city’s gotten so dangerous, that not even the President of the United States is safe there, anymore.
Or is the governor making wild threats against the life of the president—like a mobster out of a bad movie?
Cuomo is certainly up a creek without a paddle. The state was struggling for years, thanks to out-of-control spending.
The extreme lockdown measures destroyed state tax revenue. Cuomo watched as those that could leave, did. He begged rich residents to come back, but he couldn’t even get the schools reopened.
Now he is watching as federal tax dollars might get ripped away.
We don’t know why he’s so upset at the president. It’s the mayor of New York that started this problem.
Bill de Blasio created a climate of rising crime for years, thanks to his unwillingness to support the police.
Over the Summer, he went even further to slash $1 billion from the NYPD. That only resulted in a big surge in crime.
If Cuomo wants to hand out treats, why not threaten the mayor? Why isn’t Cuomo coming down hard on the man really responsible for NYC’s predicament?
- President Trump warned he’d defund cities that let rioters run free.
- NY Gov. Cuomo threatened the POTUS, saying he’d need an army to walk through NYC.
- The state is suffering major debt, even before the lockdowns and rioting.