Trump presents plan to end ‘scourge’ of homeless, addicts, and mentally ill on the streets

2P3297X Former US President Donald J. Trump speaks at the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Credit: Julia Nikhinson/CNP /MediaPunch

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President Donald Trump presented a sparkling policy pitch on Tuesday that delivered a bullet point action plan for cleaning up American streets and getting the homeless population the help that they need.

“Our once-great cities have become unlivable, unsanitary nightmares, surrendered to the homeless, the drug addicted, and the violent and dangerously deranged,” Trump said in a video. “We are making many suffer for the whims of a deeply unwell few. And they are unwell indeed. The homeless have no right to turn every park and sidewalk into a place for them to squat and do drugs.”

He added, “Americans should not have to step over piles of needles and waste as they walk down a street in a beautiful city. Or at least once beautiful city because they’ve changed so much over the last ten years.”

As part of the president’s Agenda47 policy platform for his 2024 bid for president, the following actions will be implemented to combat the dangerously unsafe conditions of many American cities:

  • End “mass unskilled migration at our borders” and terminate the “endless flow of American treasure to Ukraine,”
  • Bring back mental institutions and rehabilitation programs for those who are severely mentally ill or dangerous,
  • Open large “parcels of inexpensive land” and recruit medical professionals, social workers, and mental health professionals to create “tent cities” where the homeless can be relocated and helped to get back on their feet,
  • Completely ban urban camping “wherever possible,”
  • Assist addicted substance abusers or those suffering from common mental health issues in reaching appropriate treatment facilities.

“This strategy will be far better and also far less expensive than spending vast sums of taxpayer money to house the homeless in luxury hotels without addressing their underlying issues—and they have so many of these underlying issues and needs,” Trump explained.

Additionally, those who violate the ban on urban camping will be arrested, “but they will be given the option to accept treatment and services if they are willing to be rehabilitated. Many of them don’t want that, but we will give them the option.”

Trump emphasized that the first consideration government should give is to the “rights and safety of the hardworking, law-abiding citizens who make our society function.”

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