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

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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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