President Donald Trump (R) took to Twitter and made a questionable statement that has drawn ire from Democratic lawmakers, especially that of Rep.Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
President Trump said that he was “happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you. Will no longer bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…”
He followed the tweet by adding that “your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down,” noting that he has “rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule.”
In response, the President drew mixed reactions from his Twitter followers, including Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D) is one lawmaker who made her disagreement with the President’s action known.
Calling the move and his comments “disgusting,” the Florida lawmaker added that “instead of trying to end systemic racism, Trump BRAGS about ending an Obama rule that directed cities to address racial discrimination in housing.”
“Apparently Trump doesn’t want any people of color in his neighborhood,” she stated, questioning, “when did we suddenly go back to 1934?”
This is disgusting. Instead of trying to end systemic racism, Trump BRAGS about ending an Obama rule that directed cities to address racial discrimination in housing. Apparently Trump doesn't want any people of color in his neighborhood. When did we suddenly go back to 1934? https://t.co/kzvFLaU6xS
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) July 29, 2020