Let’s say I take a Trump Immigration Speech given in the summer of 2016, but “massage” the text by changing just a few words---
“The fundamental problem with the [real estate] system in our [city] is that it serves the needs of wealthy donors, political activists and powerful politicians. Let me tell you who it doesn’t serve! It doesn’t serve you the [Oakland] people….”
“We have to listen to the concerns that working people have over the record pace of [gentrification] and its impact on their jobs, wages, housing, schools….
“We also have to be honest about the fact that not everyone who seeks to join our [city] will be able to successfully assimilate…
Countless [longtime Oakland residents] who have [been priced out] in recent years would [be here] today if not for the open border policies of [The Schaaf, Quan, Brown] administration
While there are many [gentrifiers] in our [city] who are good people, this doesn’t change the fact that [real-estate developers] draw much more out from the system than they will ever pay in.
But those facts are never reported
Anyone who tells you that the core issue is the needs of [those who don’t live here yet, but are able to pay $3,000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment] has simply spent too much time
[in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Wall Street or Trump Tower]
Number one: we will build a wall [around Peidmont, on top of the Oakland Hills! In the San Francisco Bay that should be called The Oakland Bay!)
….& keep out the criminal cartels, and [Goldman Sachs, Google, Uber and Bloomberg] will pay for it!