Originally published by The DAILY Beast
President Trump on Thursday said he’s “thinking” about pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement out of California in retaliation for the state’s lack of support on his position on sanctuary cities and for the state being “no help” in targeting the MS-13 gang. “I mean, frankly, if I wanted to pull our people out of California, you would have a crime mess like you’ve never seen in California,” he said. “They're doing a lousy management job, they have the highest taxes in the nation and they don't know what's happening out there.” He also said that if he took ICE forces out of California, “in two months they'd be begging for us to come back, they would be begging. And you know what, I’m thinking about doing it."