News channel 2's brent kearney spoke to city officials in both rome and utica about what tget thought of his comments 6pm: president trump for a second time, making remarks on upstates economy, saying if residents arent happy with the way the economy is going, then they should leave and fd a betr job somhere else.
Local officials voicing their opinions about those comments.
"well i think that's unfortunate, i know the president has a lot of support here especially here io time.
I wish he would come back and help us, it's a wonderful acto "well i'm a little disappointed, i understand when the predent me to utica, he thought it was a warm welcoming communityhat we hayou would want to bring people together, not divide and conqr."
Standup: "after speaking to residentd about what they tughof the presidents comments some agreed and some disagreed."
"he's t wrong, erything istaxed up here, taxes are so high here.
The higher the taxes , t more pele are going to want to leave here because they can't afford it."
"well we do have high taxes but i think it works out with all the different places we have to explore, and all the differe ings we have going on in the community."
Despite the taxes, city oicials believe ere are more th enough reasons to stay.
"i would say for anyone that'so there, i think nys is a great place to live, there's a lot to off andia great place to invest."
"maybe when they retire, we do losepeople becse of that.
B we are gaining younger people because of the job ptunities here.
City officials hoping the president makes a return to the area.
"i think utica ny has a lot to offer, and i wish that theresidenwould come back here to understand what a great area we have and how wm we are.
We have an awful lot to offer and i hope the esidentould recognize that."
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