The Latest: Trump says he'll do something about homelessness
Sept. 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to California (all times local):
President Donald Trump says the people of San Francisco and Los Angeles are fed up with homelessness and his administration will be "doing something" about it.
The president spoke about the problem Tuesday aboard Air Force One as he began a visit to California.
Trump mentioned the creation of a task force but offered no specifics about what might be done.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he hopes Trump will work with the city to end homelessness but that he hasn't been invited to meet with the president.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he hopes President Donald Trump will work with the city to end homelessness as the president visits California for a series of fundraisers.
Trump is expected to attend a fundraiser dinner in Beverly Hills Tuesday at the home of real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer. The president has complained about the extent of homelessness in California, which his administration has blamed on Democrats.
Garcetti says the federal government could aid Los Angeles with surplus property or money to create additional shelters. The mayor also pushed back on a White House report that suggests using law enforcement in combating homelessness, saying it's not possible for authorities to arrest their way out of the issue.
Garcetti says he has not been invited to meet with the president.
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