Fox News host Maria Bartiromo interviewed President Trump on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ and discussed the rumors of possibly holding rallies in New York City.
“Are you going to be able to flip blue states like a New York or a New Jersey? There’s a rumor you’re going to do a rally in the South Bronx,” Bartiromo said.
“I think I will do that, I think I’ll do one maybe at Madison Square Garden too,” Trump responded.
“I think we’re going to give New York a heavy shot. They’re very unhappy in New York, what’s happening. And they’re unhappy with the crime,” he continued.
Trump also elaborated on which blue states he believes can be flipped in the 2024 presidential election.
“I think New Jersey can be flipped. I think that Virginia can be flipped. I think that New Mexico can be flipped. And I think Minnesota can be flipped,” he said.
MARIA BARTIROMO: “There’s a rumor you’re going to do a rally in the South Bronx”
TRUMP: “I think I will do that, I think I’ll do one maybe at Madison Square Garden too” pic.twitter.com/SgYuYINiLZ
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) February 4, 2024
Fox News reports:
A native New Yorker whose real estate ventures helped build the New York City skyline, Trump has come under fire in the Empire State, where New York Attorney General Letitia James has been vying to drive the former president’s business from the state. Trump has repeatedly blasted James’ investigation as politically motivated. Also in New York, a jury ordered Trump to pay more than $83 million in the defamation case brought by his accuser, E. Jean Carroll, but Trump’s legal team has vowed to appeal the civil judgment.
Trump’s remarks come amid a report claiming New York City will soon launch a $53 million pilot program to hand out pre-paid credit cards to migrant families housed in hotels.
The New York Post, citing city records, reported on Saturday that 500 migrant families at the Roosevelt Hotel will receive pre-paid cards to help them buy food. The program is intended to replace the current food service provided there, the Post reported.
“Not only will this provide families with the ability to purchase fresh food for their culturally relevant diets and the baby supplies of their choosing, but the pilot program is expected to save New York City more than $600,000 per month, or more than $7.2 million annually,” a spokesperson for New York City Mayor Eric Adams told the newspaper in a statement.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 4, 2024
The Post Millennial noted:
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been one of the more outspoken Democrats against the Biden administration border policies, as his city deals with the fallout. In December, he complained after a meeting with President Biden that “help is not on the way,” and warned New Yorkers to brace for “extremely painful” budget cuts to pay back the debt the immigration crisis has caused.
“Our insurance policy was the federal government. They’re not paying us,” Adams said, using a house as an analogy for the city. “so everything in that household is going to be impacted.”
Rapper 50 Cent criticized New York City Mayor Eric Adams for a plan to allocate $53 million to migrant families.
“WTF mayor Adams call my phone, I don’t understand how this works 🤷🏽♂️somebody explain,” 50 Cent wrote after sharing coverage from the New York Post on Instagram.
“Can’t explain this I’m stuck maybe TRUMP is the answer,” he added.
Watch the full interview from 'Sunday Morning Futures':