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Marjorie Taylor Greene Pitches Renovating ‘Disgusting’ NYC

By Jake Beardslee · May 27, 2024

Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has expressed interest in investing in New York City, a traditionally Democratic stronghold. This comes after former President Donald Trump proposed renovating the city's subway system during a recent rally in the Bronx.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

Greene took to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to voice her support for Trump's proposal, stating, "I enjoyed hearing Pres Trump talk about the NY subway. Remodeling the subway to make it beautiful, clean, and most importantly safe are the exact types of America First projects we should be investigating in."  @RepMTG / X

The congresswoman further emphasized her stance, calling for a shift in federal spending priorities. "We need to STOP sending America's hard earned tax dollars to foreign countries and foreign wars!! We can claw back money spent on Non-American things, stop wasting money on useless endeavors, and create budgets that rebuild America to greatness, create jobs, and grow and stabilize our economy!!"  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY NETWORK

However, Greene's newfound interest in investing in New York City appears to contradict her previous criticism of the city. In April 2023, she described New York City as "disgusting" on Tucker Carlson's Fox News program, claiming its streets were filled with people "basically dying on drugs—they can't even stand up."  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY NETWORK

A supporter of President Joe Biden, identified as X user @CLutvak, fired back at Trump's claims, pointing out that the Biden administration had already enacted a $1.2 trillion infrastructure law that allowed for the expansion of the city's subway system.  Jasper Colt / USA TODAY

The supporter stated, "Trump says he will invest in NYC's subway. Sound like a good idea? Vote for @JoeBiden -- he's doing it!"  @CLutvak / X

Despite Biden's lead in New York state, polls suggest that the gap between him and Trump has narrowed compared to the 2020 election, according to Forbes.  Jasper Colt / USA TODAY

A recent Siena College poll showed Biden leading Trump 47 percent to 38 percent in the state, a significant decrease from Biden's 23-point victory in 2020.  Clay Banks / Unsplash

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, the battle for New York City and its surrounding areas is shaping up to be a hotly contested one, with both sides vying for support in this traditionally Democratic stronghold.  Red Dot / Unsplash

Greene's comments have sparked debates over federal spending priorities, with some arguing for more investment in domestic infrastructure and others advocating for a continued focus on foreign policy and defense spending.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY