He was a Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur. Today he’s homeless in Los Angeles


Los Angeles( CNN) Shawn Pleasants has the kind of resume that would attract the attention of the members of any chore recruiter: high school valedictorian, economics major from Yale University, Wall Street banking jobs, small business entrepreneur. But a few incorrect turns in life 10 years ago left him homeless, and today he’s living underneath a tarp in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles.

“But I’m like, should anybody be here? Who should, then? ” Pleasants said.

Last week, Trump administration officials came to Los Angeles to examine the homelessness crisis. The President, who conflicts with California legislators on a number of issues, has made frequent reference to the state’s failure to solve the problem.

Streets full of tents: The other side of L.A.


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