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Trump says a high taxes and a spike in crime rates could help him WIN New York in the 2020 election

Trump says high taxes and a spike in crime rates could help him WIN New York in the 2020 election as he vows to ‘solve all of the many problems’ in the city

  • President Trump said Thursday he’s going to try very hard to win New York in what would be the first time since Ronald Reagan
  • ‘I will bring down taxes and I’ll make sure that the New York City is a safe place’  
  • He asked: ‘Who can be happy if you live in Manhattan, your taxes are going through the roof, quality of life is way down, and they’re defunding the police?’ 
  • Trump is confident Republicans will gain seats in south Brooklyn, Staten Island and upstate New York

President Donald Trump has said he will dedicat a good part of his re-election campaign to flipping New York, saying he’d use the reported rise in crime rates in NYC and a promise to lower the infamously high taxes to win over voters.

Crime in his native New York City has been on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic and Mayor Bill De Blasio has blamed the outbreak while officials have claimed the release of some inmates to decrease the spread  of the virus has led to the spike.

He pledged to look into State & Local Tax (SALT) deductions which allow taxpayers in high-tax states such as California, New York and New Jersey to deduct local tax payments on their federal tax returns.

‘We’re going to look into SALT, we’re going to look into crime, we’re going to look into all of the things and solve the problems — of many problems that they have in New York.’  

President Trump said Thursday: ‘I will bring down taxes and I’ll make sure that the New York City is a safe place’

Trump said in an interview: 'Who can be happy if you live in Manhattan and your taxes are going through the roof? And your quality of life is way down, and they’re defunding the police?'

Trump said in an interview: ‘Who can be happy if you live in Manhattan and your taxes are going through the roof? And your quality of life is way down, and they’re defunding the police?’

Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act put a $10,000 cap on itemized dedications claimed for property sales and income but before 2018 there was no limit.

People who obtain 88 percent of those benefits earn over $100,000. However the standard deduction for single filers is $12,200, $2,200 more than the itemized maximum.

‘I will bring down taxes and I’ll make sure that the New York City is a safe place… this is a cherished diamond of this country. And we can’t let this happen to New York.’

He added: ‘Who can be happy if you live in Manhattan and your taxes are going through the roof? And your quality of life is way down, and they’re defunding the police?’ 

Trump didn’t specify his plan to bring down crime in the Big Apple but he has recently threatened to unleash federal troops on the streets after unrest surrounding protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

‘Over the last six months what’s happened is insane. It’s insane. So we’re going to try very hard to win New York and that will be the first time… since Ronald Reagan,’ he told the New York Post on Thursday.

Joined in an interview inside the Oval Office, he agreed with his political director Brian Jack who said Congressional districts 11 – which covers Staten Island – could help gain seats. Mayor Bill de Blasio greets Inspector Isa Abbassi as New York City's second Black Lives Matter mural is painted by volunteers in the Borough of Staten Island on June 19

Joined in an interview inside the Oval Office, he agreed with his political director Brian Jack who said Congressional districts 11 – which covers Staten Island – could help gain seats. Mayor Bill de Blasio greets Inspector Isa Abbassi as New York City’s second Black Lives Matter mural is painted by volunteers in the Borough of Staten Island on June 19

He agreed with his political director who said Congressional district 11 – which covers Staten Island and southern parts of Brooklyn that have seen pro-police protests – could help gain seats. A Trump boat parade is pictured on the Hudson Rover on July 19

He agreed with his political director who said Congressional district 11 – which covers Staten Island and southern parts of Brooklyn that have seen pro-police protests – could help gain seats. A Trump boat parade is pictured on the Hudson Rover on July 19

Joined in an interview inside the Oval Office, he agreed with his political director Brian Jack who said Congressional district 11 – which covers Staten Island and southern parts of Brooklyn that have seen pro-police protests – could help gain seats.

Jack also said ‘there’s quite a few opportunities in upstate as well,’ referring to the 19th district which borders Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts.

‘I think we can pick up what, five seats? And that’s in addition to trying to win it. I think we can pick up a lot of seats,’ Trump said, adding that he gets the vast majority of the votes upstate. 

He said his investment in NYC was on the list with several other blue states. 

‘For instance, we think we’re going to win New Mexico, we think we’re going to win Minnesota. We think we’re, we have a shot perhaps at Virginia because they have a very, very strange governor.’

Trump criticized Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who blasted him in May for promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, despite experts advising against it.  

Trump criticized Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who blasted him in May for promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, despite experts advising against it. 'We have a shot perhaps at Virginia because they have a very, very strange governor,' Trump said

Trump criticized Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who blasted him in May for promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, despite experts advising against it. ‘We have a shot perhaps at Virginia because they have a very, very strange governor,’ Trump said

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