President Donald Trump has spent most of his first term in office undoing or reversing various actions and policies of the previous administration. Now, just months before he faces Joe Biden for re-election, the president is again doing away with an Obama-Biden policy. Trump, along with HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, has announced an end to the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" or AFFH rule. Sec. Carson called the AFFH "an overreach of unelected Washington bureaucrats into local communities."
Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discussed this with KTRH's Mark Levin on the Fox News show "Life, Libery & Levin." "The Obama administration, riding on some language in the original Fair Housing Act, created a really massive rule (AFFH)," Kurtz told Levin. "It's a little bit like Obamacare in that it's a massive rule that does a great many things."
Kurtz called ending the AFFH "a brilliant stroke" by Trump in his bid to appeal to suburban voters this fall. "AFFH would radically undercut the political and economic independence of America's suburbs," he told Levin. "It would allow bureaucrats in Washington to control zoning laws, the placement of transportation and business districts, even to some degree the drawing of school districts."
President Trump touted the ending of the AFFH on social media Wednesday, writing "I am happy to inform all the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood. Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down."