Donald Trump has signed a memo directing all executive departments to examine ways to defund New York City and several other cities.
In addition to New York, Washington, D.C., Portland, and Seattle have been singled out to be defunded. All of those cities are run by Democratic mayors who appeared to side with the violent protesters and refused to enforce the law and keep order.
Trump’s rationale for defunding the cities will play very well among his supporters.
New York Post:
“My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” Trump says in the memo, which twice mentions New York Mayor Bill de Blasio by name.
“To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.” Read more…