Winning: President Trump Sticks It To San Fransisco And Gets A Big Win In Court Vs The State of California
President Trump had a big day in California on Thursday, he scored a major victory in court against the state of California and is threatening the city of San Francisco with fines.
“It’s a terrible situation — that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. “We’re going to be giving San Francisco, they’re in total violation, we’re going to be giving them a notice very soon.”
President Trump declared that the EPA will issue notice very soon against the city of San Francisco saying the city is causing “tremendous pollution” entering the ocean through storm drains.
“They have to clean it up,” he said. “We can’t have our cities going to hell.”
President Trump railed against the pollution that is occurring in the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles caused by their enormous homeless population. NBC News reports:
The city has long struggled with problems of human waste and needles on the streets in the Tenderloin district, where many addicts and homeless people are found. The city set up public toilets and last year announced formation of a special six-person “poop patrol” team to clean up the human waste.
The city also announced funding to hire people to pick up used needles, the Associated Press reported. The city’s health department hands out an estimated 400,000 clean syringes a month under programs designed to reduce the risk of infections like HIV that can be transmitted to people who share needles, the news service reported.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed seemed to bristle at the president’s comments Wednesday evening. She tweeted: “If the President wants to talk about homelessness, we are committed to working on actual solutions.” She cited plans to add 1,000 shelter beds and said the city is working to pass a $600 million affordable housing bond to create badly needed housing.
“In San Francisco, we are focused on advancing solutions to meet the challenges on our streets, not throwing off ridiculous assertions as we board an airplane to leave the state,” the mayor said,
Since when did a cities homeless problem become the federal government issue? How about you fix the ridiculous taxes and skyrocketing housing costs inside your own state. I really hope the President follows through and fines the city.
But that wasn’t the only loss experienced by the State of California today. President Trump scored a huge victory in federal court when a judge issued a temporary injunction against a California law that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns.
US District Judge Morrison England Jr. issued the order on Thursday, stating “irreparable harm without temporary relief.” The Los Angeles Times reported:
Morrison spent much of the court proceeding on the question of whether a longstanding federal financial disclosure law preempts any additional rules that a state could impose.
The federal law, known as the Ethics In Government Act, or EIGA, was originally passed in 1978 and applies to a range of top federal officials. Trump has filed the annual report, most recently in May, which provides an overview of his finances.
“Do we even need to get here if EIGA preempts [the new California law]?,” England asked attorneys for the state. “Is that it?”
England seemed to suggest there could be reasons to rein in electoral rules that left presidential candidates scrambling to provide different information based on the state in question.
“Wouldn’t that create a hodgepodge of laws around the country?” he asked.
The judge is right it would be ludicrous if each state started making their own rules that every presidential candidate would have to follow.