Democrats didn’t care about abysmal living conditions among poor blacks in Baltimore until Trump criticized the situation.
President Trump is yet again being called a “racist” by the leftstream media, Democrats, and some Republicans. It all started when Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) gained the president’s attention with comments about our Southern border and border agents. Trump responded, quite reasonably it seemed to me, that Cummings should look at his own district, of which Baltimore is part.
Our first impulse might be to yawn and flip the page, but this is a bit different because Democrats themselves—from the New York Times to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to Baltimore’s former mayor—are on record noting that Baltimore is indeed
a disgusting, rat-infested, crime-ridden disaster underserved.
All day Sunday, the attack dogs were out calling Trump a racist, demanding on the morning talk shows that Republicans respond (preferably by calling Trump a racist), and piling on with bizarre statements calling Trump’s tweet “a racial resentment tweet.”
The tweets that started it all:
Trump also tweeted:
I read that and kind of shrugged. We know Baltimore is a dangerous, filthy, rat-infested place because the New York Times, Bernie, and Baltimore’s former mayor Catherine Pugh told us so.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 28, 2019
Residents of Baltimore’s poorest boroughs have lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That is a disgrace.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 5, 2016
After comparing Baltimore to North Korea, Bernie is now reportedly aghast. From CNN: Bernie Sanders: ‘It’s unbelievable’ Trump ‘attacks American cities’. Indeed. He must have forgotten comparing Baltimore to a “third world country” and calling it a “disgrace.”
FLASHBACK: Fox 45 news report in September 2018 with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh:
"What the hell? We should just take all this shit down.”
"Whoa, you can smell the rats." pic.twitter.com/BqhsL2Dsx7
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 28, 2019
And there’s this:
Baltimore has the dubious distinction of being the country’s most dangerous city of its size.
So normal people read or heard about Trump’s tweets and kind of nodded. Well, yeah, Baltimore is well-known for exactly what Trump stated.
Democrats, the regressive Twitter mobs, and the leftstream media had a different reaction; they leapt to the roof and started screeching “RAAACIST” and haven’t let up.
The problem, apparently, and I’m really just guessing, is that President Trump cannot criticize Cummings’ poor showing in his district because he’s black. Likewise, he can’t criticize Baltimore because many of the residents in its worst areas are black. How do you solve problems if simply noting they exist is “racist”?
We saw this under Obama, too. Any criticism of any Obama policy or of his and his administration’s many scandals and failures was met with hysterical (and false) cries of “racism.”
How, then, do they respond when Cummings’ own constituents (who are also black) agree with the president?
.@kimKBaltimore interviews Baltimore resident Michelle:
Michelle on Trump's tweets: "What he said was definitely true. [Cummings] hasn't done anything for us"
Michelle on Cummings: "He's worried more about [caring for illegal aliens at the border] than his own people"
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 27, 2019
More trash. More concerned residents. People live in the home with the silver van. This is @RepCummings district. This has nothing to do with race. Let us all pray the city removes the trash & install cameras to catch the individuals dumping on the property. #WestBaltimore pic.twitter.com/CCaRH5c0aO
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 27, 2019
And there’s further evidence:
Trump is being called a Liar & Racist for saying West Baltimore is poorly ran by Democrats.
Well here is a video of West Baltimore and according to Democrats this is beautiful site. They like to see black people living in filth.
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) July 27, 2019
Fox 5 Baltimore in 2017: “A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.”https://t.co/MzR71N3miz
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 28, 2019
Trump is having none of it from the leftist shutuppery contingent.
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