Skid row activists attack Trump in ‘alternative state of the union’ address

Skid row activists on Tuesday aimed what they called their “alternative state of the union” address squarely at President Trump, blaming him for the homeless tents that flanked them as they spoke.

Five speakers from various agencies, speaking outside the Los Angeles Community Action Network headquarters on skid row, turned many of Trump’s catchphrases against him as they ticked off safety net cutbacks they said forced 58,000 L.A. County residents, and 550,000 people nationwide, into the streets.

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