President of El Salvador openly asks if there’s a ‘deliberate plan’ to ‘destroy the US from within’

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele took to social media on Monday to question the motives behind allowing American cities to decline.

“Is there a deliberate plan to destroy the United States from within?” Bukele wondered on Twitter. “Why are they allowing their beautiful cities to rot?”

His tweet was in response to a New York Post article focused on a series of videos from actor Michael Rapaport highlighting the rampant crime in New York City that has forced a local Rite Aid on the Upper East Side to shut its doors.

Rapaport, a vocal left-wing activist and comedian apparently frustrated by the results of “soft on crime” policies advocated by new District Attorney Alvin Bragg and fellow Democrats, lamented the closure in an Instagram post: “Back in my Rite Aid and there’s nothing to steal because this Rite Aid, like so many other Rite Aids, is closing down because everyone stole everything,”

He pressed on, saying, “And the workers here don’t know if they’re getting jobs. Congratulations, losers.”

A reporter for the New York Post visited another Rite Aid location in Hell’s Kitchen that is set to close on February 8th, also due to rampant theft.  Sources told the Post that more than $200,000 worth of merchandise has been stolen at that location in just the last two months.

Current city policies establish that theft of anything under $1,000 is considered a misdemeanor and is unlikely to result in any significant punishment. Most thefts are not even reported to the police.

The reporter even witnessed a shoplifter in action; the man put four cases of beer into a bag and allegedly walked out of the store without being challenged.

“I know I do wrong,” the thief told the reporter. “If they tell me put it back, I put it back.”

Rite Aid employees told the Post that they’ve been told not to engage with the thieves in any way.

“They take whatever they want, and we can’t do anything about it. It’s why the store is closing. They can’t afford to keep it open,” one employee said.

Crime in New York City has been a hot topic; unlawful incidents jumped by more than a third in the first two weeks of this year compared to the same period in 2021 — with transit crimes alone soaring 65.5 percent, according to a recent New York Post story.

The surge in crime could be deadly to the city’s finances, too, according to Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, speaking at a Financial Times conference in December: “New York has to be aware that there are good choices, and it’s got to keep itself attractive” — especially with respect to “taxes” and “cost of living.”

Solomon reminded the group that no city is guaranteed “a permanent place in the world.”

As far back as June of last year, Fox Business reported, “Job headhunters say banks such as JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs have what is being described as a waiting list of executives looking to move to the Sunshine State primarily because of its lower cost of living, but also because of other quality of life issues including a lower crime rate. Manhattan, where both firms are located, is dealing with a spike in crime and homelessness.”

Many took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the question that the El Salvadoran president raised:


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