Schematic diagram, pictured is a file photo of California Governor Gavin Newsom. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
[The Epoch Times, November 14, 2023](Comprehensive report by Epoch Times reporter Xu Jian) Before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, San Francisco, California, USA, recently “remodelled” and street garbage and homeless people “disappeared overnight.” California Governor Gavin Newsom spoke bluntly at a press conference recently, saying that this was to welcome leaders of various countries. Newsom’s remarks sparked controversy.
Newsom told reportershttps://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1724093441519341573he knew there were rumors that San Francisco was cleaning up the urban environment for APEC leaders. “This (rumor) is true.” “We are cleaning up California! I know people will say, ‘They are cleaning up this place just because of all those high-ranking officials.’ Leaders at every level are coming.'” Newsom said, “It’s true, because that’s what it is!”
This video was widely circulated by many bloggers and Internet celebrities, and triggered a wave of criticism.
Netizen HodgesBoots said, “Where did they move all the homeless people to? Will the city continue to stay like this or will it fall into chaos again? It’s shocking that he (Newsom) admitted that all this It’s for show.“
Jedwardrussl said, “Homeless encampments are used as political tools.You can clean it when you need to. “
The CCP delegation will also participate in APEC and there will be summits between the United States and China. Former California Republican Senator Melissa Melendez posted a post mocking Newsom for being pro-Beijing. Melendez wrote that Governor Newsom ordered the dismantling of homeless camps in San Francisco… Unfortunately, he does not want to give those Make a good impression on people who actually live in California.https://twitter.com/senatormelendez/status/1724235690236600544
Some netizens said, “Why can’t the streets be cleaned up for the people who live there?” “He doesn’t care about California taxpayers at all!”
At the White House press conference on Monday (November 13), reporters asked White House National Security Advisor Sullivan about this issue. Sullivan said that Biden is “extremely proud of the record that the United States will create at this summit as the host.” Sullivan said the United States has “the strongest economic record of any developed country, the lowest unemployment rate in half a century…” “all of which will be on display during the summit.”
However, when reporters asked, even California Governor Newsom admitted that he was cleaning up the city to welcome leaders of other countries. Sullivan responded: “First, I completely reject the premise of your question; second, I don’t know the context of what Governor Newsom said, so I won’t respond.”
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