In the wake of President Donald Trump's visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin to visit the damage from recent riots there, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called an emergency press briefing where he warned the unpopular president that he would need "an army" to protect him if he visited New York City.
Mr. Cuomo said that the memo was "illegal" and another attempt to "punish" New York City.
Alcohol service won't be permitted on the gaming floor and casinos in the New York City area won't be allowed to reopen their restaurants, based on the city's ongoing prohibition on indoor dining. After he had stamped his name on skyscrapers around town, Trump was so tied to the city's reputation that he made a brief cameo in "Home Alone 2: Lost in NY". "What does it say about a person, a man, who spends his time trying to destroy the place he came from?"
"I've talked to every police chief in every city where there has been major violence and they all have identified antifa as the ramrod for the violence", Barr said.
The president signed a memo Wednesday ordering the federal government to begin the process of defunding New York City and other cities where protests have broken out and crime has risen.
On Wednesday evening, Trump ordered federal agencies to review funding for the four cities, which he claimed in his memo "recently have made a decision to pursue reckless policies that allow crime and lawlessness to multiply".
On another subject, Cuomo deflected a question about whether he would campaign for Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Shootings more than doubled in August compared to the same time past year, according to the New York City Police Department. NY has received about $1.3 billion from FEMA so far.
Far-left Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed Thursday to sue over President Donald Trump's recent actions seeking ways to redirect federal funds away from US cities the commander in chief says have permitted "anarchy" amid nationwide riots.
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The Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in late 2017 and moved the USA embassy there in May 2018. Israel seized control of East Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it in moves never recognised by the worldwide community.
De Blasio then addressed President Trump directly, saying the Supreme Court has already determined that presidents can not interfere with funding appropriated to cities. We have laws in this country. New York Eater, meanwhile, estimates that almost 20 NYC eateries went under in the first three days of September alone. "We've beaten you there before and we'll do it again". New Yorkers don't want to have anything to do with him.
Trump has repeatedly scorned cities run by Democrats as he tries to convince voters he's the candidate best suited to tackle civil unrest.
The president past year switched his primary residence to Florida, where he has his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has faced heavy criticism for his policies early on in the crisis requiring coronavirus-positive patients to be placed in nursing homes amid vulnerable elderly patients. "Good riddance. Let him go to Florida".
A total of 428 people in the state were in hospitals with the virus on Thursday, down two, and 116 were in intensive care units, down one. Mr. Trump tweeted twice about Cuomo's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and made a crack about "puppet NY prosecutors". This is a new low, even for this president.
That poll showed that 40% of registered voters nationwide support Trump, compared with 47% who said they will vote for Biden.
On Twitter Cuomo added that Trump "is not a king".
"I believe the president is fundamentally a bully", he said. "We just don't get bullied". "It doesn't work in NY because you can't bully New Yorkers".