NY Governor Andrew Cuomo snapped, saying Trump “better have an army” if he comes to New York, after the president floated the idea of withholding federal funds from “anarchist” cities that have “permitted violence”; plus more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Trump considering withholding federal funds from “anarchist jurisdictions”
A memorandum President Donald Trump directed to the White House Office of Management and Budget seeks to issue guidance for federal agencies on withholding funds to localities the memo refers to as “anarchist jurisdictions” within the next 30 days, Politico reported.
In addition, the memo also directs Attorney General William Barr to publish a list on the Department of Justice website of jurisdictions that have “permitted violence and the destruction of property.”
Specifically, the memo calls out the cities of Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; New York, New York; and Washington, DC, for specific investigation.
Following the public release of the memo, President Donald Trump tweeted: “My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses. We’re putting them on notice today.”
Cuomo snaps: Trump “better have an army” if he comes to New York
Following the Trump memo that threatened to withhold federal funding to “anarchist” cities, which specifically called out New York, the state’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo snapped, appearing to level a threat at the president.
“He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York,” Cuomo said in response to the memo, the New York Post reported. “He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
Governor Cuomo’s reply was deemed by many as a threat toward the president, Daily Wire reported.
Pelosi says hair salon set her up, Trump calls out her hypocrisy
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was photographed without a mask getting her hair done inside a salon against state regulations, sparking a nationwide backlash, she’s now claiming that she was “set up” and that the San Francisco hair salon “owes” her an “apology.”
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I have been to many times,” Pelosi told reporters, Fox reported. “When they said they could accommodate people one at a time, and we can set up that time, I trusted that.”
“As it turns out, it was a setup,” Pelosi continued. “So I take responsibility for falling for a setup.”
“The salon owes me an apology for setting me up,” Pelosi added.
Trump calls out hypocrisy
In response, President Donald Trump wasn’t buying it, tweeting: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask – despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!”