In-Depth Exclusive: Mayor Garcetti Responds to Trump Trashing LA Over Homelessness

Ameera Butt
July 02, 2019 - 4:37 pm
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On a "Fox News" interview Monday, President Donald Trump sat down with host Tucker Carlson and talked about homelessness in various cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

Trump suggested stepping into LA's homelessness crisis with his own possible solutions.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti sat down with KNX In-Depth hosts, Charles Feldman and Mike Simpson to respond to the president's trash-talking of the city. 

When Carlson said cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles have a problem with filth, Trump replies "it's a phenomenon that started two years ago, it's disgraceful."

He said "we are looking at it very seriously and you can't have police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat, they are getting very sick," he said referring to the LAPD Central Station employees contracting the bacteria that causes typhoid fever.

"We can not ruin our cities and you have people working in office buildings, you have to walk through a scene no one thought was possible four years ago," he said.

He did put the blame for homelessness on cities that include sanctuary cities "run by very liberal people," including Los Angeles.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's office says he will respond to the President when he appears on KNX In-Depth show today at 1 p.m. PST. 

Watch the video from Fox News below:

In a previous KNX In-Depth interview, Garcetti called Trump's proposed tariffs on imports from Mexico "illogical, illegal and expensive." You can see more of the interview and hear the entire In-Depth podcast here:http://bit.ly/2Wd9RZc