Type to search


New Jersey AG sues Trump administration over tweet saying public housing correlates with crime

Jake Dima, DCNF

Democratic New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Monday after President Donald Trump said public housing leads to an uptick in crime.

“Nothing. That’s what we got from the Trump Administration when we requested data supporting the President’s claims linking affordable housing to crime,” Grewal tweeted.

“We called them out, and they came up empty. Now we’re suing for answers.”

The president tweeted on July 29, “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down.”

“I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!”

New Jersey authorities requested information to back up Trump’s claims through the Freedom of Information Act in mid-August, but the AG alleges that neither HUD nor the Department of Justice responded to their request within the legal timeframe of one month, according to a press release.

“Why would a President with access to all of the federal government’s resources make unfounded claims about nonexistent crime waves?” Grewal asked in the news release.

“Why try to scare people with no basis? If the numbers support the President’s claims, why not release them?”

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
There are a million ways to get your news.
We want to be your one in a million.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
Send this to a friend