The internal polling must show Trump getting clobbered in the suburbs because he keeps returning to this unhelpful point like a concussed garden snail trying to gain entry to a salt shaker. Actual tweets today from the President of the United States:*
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The HUD mandate Trump suspended in 2018 and rescinded last week has jack and shit to do with building public housing projects next door to suburban developments. Rescinding the mandate “continues the status quo in which some communities are strengthened by taxpayer-supported programs and amenities while other neighborhoods are starved and deprived of opportunities,” as Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, put it in a comment to NBC News several months ago.
It’s the same naked zero-sum race-baiting lies Trump engaged in as a candidate in 2016, half-dressed in official policy language. He tweet-screamed something similar at “Suburban Housewives of America” last week. But it’s possible the people who would be most receptive to such a message haven’t got a goddamn clue what the “AFFH Rule” is. I think the message was more effective in the Original Wallace.