President Donald Trump intends to diminish a rule from the Obama administration against racial discrimination. He announced this on Wednesday.
According to Trump, with this move, he will win the support of the suburban women afraid of living near-low income housing projects.
He wrote on Twitter that the suburban housewife would vote for him because of the fear that low-income housing would invade their neighborhood if his Democratic rival Joe Biden steps into the Oval Office.
Trump also used the opportunity to attack one of Biden’s pre-election promises to revive the rule – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, and added that Biden will put Senator Cory Booker in charge of its enforcement.
“The ‘suburban housewife’ will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long-running program where low-income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Correy Booker in charge!’’ Trump wrote as he tagged Maria Bartiromo, the anchor of Fox Business Network, and the account of the show “Fox & Friends’’ from Fox News.
According to The Hill, the Department of Housing and Urban Development replaced the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule last month with a measure meant to give local governments more flexibility and credence. But while HUD said the decision was meant to protect the autonomy of local governments to stamp out racial discrimination, Trump has pitched it as a way to keep low-income Americans out of wealthy neighborhoods where he baselessly claims they would commit crimes.
Trump said on various occasions that Biden’s plan to revive the rule will make the crime rate go up in the suburban areas even though there was no statistical evidence for his claims. He also said that with the repealing of the AFFH rule will stop the suburban families from being bothered or financially hurt by the presence of their low-income neighbors.