Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves and think that people from other parties are going to automatically work together. We know that’s just not going to be possible all of the time.
That being said, there should be some level of cooperation. If you don’t at least cooperate you could face consequences at the end of the day when you really need help.
For the past year, Donald Trump tried to help Andrew Cuomo. He did the best that he could for the man, and Cuomo did everything he could to slap him in the face.
It’s why that on his way out it is a good thing that he is making sure Cuomo knows how much better he could have had it.
President Trump has signed a five page memo ordering all federal agencies to initiate a review, and send a report to the White House Office of Management and Budget that would detail funds that could be redirected from “lawless” cities and states.
Trump’s plan would strip funding from jurisdictions that have allowed riots to continue unhindered, and those that have decided to cut police budgets while violent crime has skyrocketed.
In the memo, President Trump states: “My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones. 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.”
The president specifically names New York City, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. in the memo, but does not require that these cities are necessarily among those chosen to have their funding slashed.
In the memo, Trump states that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “allowed violence to spike”, while refusing the president’s offer to assist in restoring order.
The memo also directs Attorney General William Barr to create a list of “anarchist jurisdictions” which have “permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures” to restore order.