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Trump Vows to Take on Homelessness, Starts by Blaming Democrats

  • The president has sought to paint his opponents as incompetent
  • White House report blames lax policing, shelters for problem
A man sits under an umbrella in the rain on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange.

A man sits under an umbrella in the rain on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
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Donald Trump said he wants to curb homelessness in Los Angeles and other large U.S. cities, blaming the problem squarely on Democrats as he campaigns for re-election.

Options his administration is examining include relocating homeless people from the streets of Los Angeles and elsewhere into vacant federal property, two officials said.