Former President Donald Trump took a swipe at the California cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles during his X (formerly Twitter) interview Wednesday night with Tucker Carlson. Trump was responding to a question from Carlson about the possiblity of running against Governor Gavin Newsom, instead of Joe Biden. Trump noted the deterorating conditions in San Francisco and Los Angeles as an example of Newsom's failure.
Carson asked Trump, "So do you have a preference. assuming you're the Republican nominee, and all goes as you plan it to go? Do you have a preference in who you run against?"
The former president responded, "In many ways, I'd love to run against (Biden) because his record is so bad, you know, it's still horrible when you look at inflation, everything else, but others also have very bad record. I mean, California has a bad record. So you know, should it be Gavin (Newsom) or should it be somebody else.
"When I look at San Francisco," Trump continued, "what's happened to that incredible city, that was one of the greatest cities in the world just a short while ago now it's very sad when you look at it and Los Angeles. Every city practically all the Democrat run city, generally Republican run cities are doing very nicely, because they arrest people when you have crimes. And they don't go after political candidates. "
Former President Trump owns property in San Francisco and had previously noted that the city's politicians have let city deteriorate through bad policy.