Pres. Trump to upstate NY residents: ‘I would recommend they go to another state’


President Donald Trump listens during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

President Trump is again urging upstate New York residents to head elsewhere.

In an interview with the Regional Reporters Association, the president reiterated comments he made in 2017.

In 2017, while speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the president said, “When you have an area that just isn’t working, like upper New York state, you can leave. It’s OK, don’t worry about your house,” Mr. Trump said.

Speaking Wednesday, the New York Post reports that Trump once again suggested upstate residents should leave.

“If New York isn’t going to treat them better, I would recommend they go to another state where they can get a great job,” Trump told reporters.

The president added, “I love those people… Those people are my voters. They’ve been treated very badly.”

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