Maxine Waters reality checked when she tries to shame Trump for homelessness ‘in her own backyard’

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Rep. Maxine Waters was roasted after her tone-deaf attempt to blame President Trump for problems festering in her own back yard.

Touting a bill she introduced to combat homelessness, the California Democrat tweeted Wednesday for support of the “Ending Homelessness Act of 2019,” firing a jab at Trump that defied logic in its epic lack of self-awareness.

“It’s shameful for the most prosperous country in the world to tolerate this!” she wrote, calling out the president for the “disgrace” that has plagued her own district for years before Trump entered the White House.

The bill seeks to provide mandatory funding to housing programs to the tune of over $13 billion in federal funds over five years.

The real disgrace, many pointed out, is that Waters seemed to be describing conditions around the city of Los Angeles, which includes the 80-year-old congresswoman’s district.

Last year, Los Angeles launched a half-million dollar pilot program to deal with its rampant homeless population,  paying homeowners to build shelters in their backyards to be occupied by the homeless. A cleanup of one of California’s homeless camps last year along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim uncovered 404 tons of trash, over 13,000 hypodermic needles and more than 5,000 pounds of hazardous human waste.

California’s newly elected Gov. Gavin Newsom was shocked by the homeless levels in the state and announced his plans to launch a task force in order to “find solutions.” Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has been sounding the alarm on a deadly epidemic that could strike Los Angeles this summer, and said local politicians will have to bear the blame.

While Waters, who is currently in her 15th term in the House, is busy blaming Trump for the homelessness crisis in the country, the president noted an interesting correlation between the issue and the leadership in cities facing a rising homeless population.

“And this is the liberal establishment. This is what I’m fighting,” he told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

“They — I don’t know if they’re afraid of votes. I don’t know if they really believe that this should be taking place. But it’s a terrible thing that’s taking place.,” he said.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

In a hard reality check for Los Angeles County’s multibillion-dollar hope of ending homelessness, officials reported Tuesday that the number of people living on the streets, in vehicles and in shelters increased by about 12% over last year.

The annual point-in-time count, delivered to the Board of Supervisors, put the number of homeless people just shy of 59,000 countywide. Within the city of Los Angeles, the number soared to more than 36,000, a 16% increase.

 

Waters was schooled on her ridiculous tweet Wednesday as Twitter users slammed her for failing to look in the mirror.

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