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Yes, Baltimore Is ĎA Disgusting, Rat And Rodent Infested Messí
Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2019 | Rachel Alexander

Posted on 07/29/2019 5:56:09 AM PDT by Kaslin

President Trump caused quite a stir Saturday morning when he tweeted about the despicable conditions in the Democratic-run city of Baltimore. He blamed political opponent Rep. Eiljah Cummings, a black Democrat who has represented much of the area for the past 23 years. 

"Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous," Trump tweeted

He went on, “As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cummings' district is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.” 

Trump was immediately attacked as racist for his tweets, since Baltimore is 53 percent black. However, if black people are what these accusers think of when they see the word “infested,” maybe they’re the real racists. 

Trump appears to have brought up the conditions in Baltimore after watching an episode of “Fox and Friends” Saturday morning with guest Kimberly Klacik of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee, who is black. She laid out how bad things are in Baltimore. Parts of the city are covered in trash, with rats running around everywhere. Buildings sit vacant. Baltimore has the highest homicide rate among major cities in the country.

Klacik was viciously attacked after her expose, and countered, “The people I spoke to asked me to get the word out about the trash in hopes of it being removed. I honored their wish. End of story.”

She retweeted a woman who said, “So let me get this straight, it’s not racist to be elected as a representative to help the district you represent, have it be rat infested and in unlivable conditions for your constituents but being called out on your failure to run a district is the act of racism?” 

Cummings responded on Twitter to Trump by dodging the accusation and bringing up prescription drug coverage instead. Even though he’s represented areas in arguably the worst big city in the U.S. for years, he would rather change the topic than address and try to fix the problem. 

This wasn’t anything new that Trump brought up. In 2016, Bernie Sanders tweeted, “Residents of Baltimore’s poorest boroughs have lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That is a disgrace.”

Where were the calls to label Sanders a racist in 2016? Crickets. No one apparently cares about a predominantly black community run by Democrats. Except when Republicans — including Republican blacks — point it out; then they’re accused of being racist. 

Disgusting conditions in large blue cities run by Democrats has become the norm. San Francisco, which is represented by Nancy Pelosi in Congress, has a problem with poop everywhere because its left-wing leadership chooses to coddle drug addicts and keep homeless on the streets. 

Trump continued tweeting later in the day on Saturday, “Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA......&rdquo

He added more on Sunday, “There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!”

Trump retweeted an interview by Klacik with a black woman in Baltimore who is fed up with Cummings over conditions in Baltimore. She agreed with Trump about Cummings; Cummings hasn’t done anything for the people of Baltimore. She says Klacik is the only one helping them — instead people need to put Klacik in office and give her Cummings' job. She’s never heard anyone say anything about Cummings. Why is he taking care of people at the border, when people in his district are hungry and need a place to stay? “He worries more about them than his own people,” she complained. She pointed out that the last time her neighborhood was thriving was in 2003. She says folks will come around and film houses that look nice on the outside, but in reality, they’re torn up inside.

Klacik followed up with the woman, named Michelle, about whether CNN was accurate by calling Trump a racist for bringing up the despicable conditions in Baltimore under Cummings. Michelle responded, “Trump is not racist, not to my knowledge. I’m glad that he pointed it out. I’m glad he put it on blast. … Cummings never did anything for us while in office like I said. … These rats didn’t just come. They’ve been like this. If he would take the time to come over here, and see how things are, maybe he could be better at his job.” 

It’s really like the emperor has no clothes. Hardly anyone dares to criticize these big blue cities for fear of being called a racist since city leadership is often black. But these are black Democrats, not black Republicans. So it’s not a racial thing. Sadly, the wretched conditions are allowed to continue with no end in sight. And blacks disproportionately suffer. Who are the real racists? Those who shut down criticism of the leadership of these cities.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: allratsallthetime; baltimore; eljahcummings
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1 posted on 07/29/2019 5:56:09 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

It’s true, I used to live there.


2 posted on 07/29/2019 5:57:03 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Fake News)
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To: VastRWCon

Friends who taught at JHMS got out 25 years ago and said it was a mess then.

A once beautiful city.

Anne Tyler wrote about Baltimore, but one that is long gone.


3 posted on 07/29/2019 5:59:42 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: Kaslin

Baltimore, in most districts, is a dangerous dump. It’s no advisable to have your car break down anywhere near downtown even in daylight.


4 posted on 07/29/2019 6:02:34 AM PDT by Chainmail (Remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence)
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To: Chickensoup

Most people say that the ‘golden-era’ of Baltimore came to an end in the early 1970s...saying it was after the 1973 Baltimore Orioles season that things started to head south. Once the cocaine era of the early 1980s started....the speed downward just accelerated.


5 posted on 07/29/2019 6:04:43 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

My GPS 2 months ago rerouted me through the rundown area of Baltimore. Row upon row of rundown, dilapidated buildings but with some renovations could be restored. DemoRats cause the ghettos.


6 posted on 07/29/2019 6:09:16 AM PDT by tflabo (Prince of Peace, Lion of Righteousness)
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To: Kaslin

I go into Baltimore on a regular basis. It is a dump and very dangerous.


7 posted on 07/29/2019 6:10:05 AM PDT by madball
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To: Kaslin

Baltimore the east coast branch of Los Angeles democrats still doing their finest work.


8 posted on 07/29/2019 6:11:51 AM PDT by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: Kaslin

I wouldn’t go to baltimore to throw up


9 posted on 07/29/2019 6:13:05 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Kaslin

These black Congressmen are phonies and should not be immune to criticism. They sold their souls to the liberals long ago. They have allowed the liberals to situate their genocidal abortion clinics in their neighborhoods. Thy allowed the liberals to herd their children into union controlled cesspools masquerading as schools. They live well and their people rot.


10 posted on 07/29/2019 6:16:21 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: Chainmail

“Kids, taking in all this plight?”


11 posted on 07/29/2019 6:21:26 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I Just Took a Huge Obama)
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To: allendale

By them covering up the problem, they are contributing to the problem.


12 posted on 07/29/2019 6:22:06 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Kaslin

There is a distinction between valid generalizations based on true and honest statistics (such as what insurance companies use) and racism. Decisions based on valid generalizations are rational and are necessary for survival and happiness.


13 posted on 07/29/2019 6:33:06 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: VastRWCon

POLL: Is Baltimore a third world city?

https://www.headlineoftheday.com/


14 posted on 07/29/2019 6:36:56 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This Space For Rant)
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To: Kaslin

I LOVE THIS PRESIDENT!!!!
Not afraid to fight like most of the other feckless RINO’s!!!!!!


15 posted on 07/29/2019 6:39:04 AM PDT by bantam
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To: bantam

Had family from Baltimore, actually South Chester Street, near Patterson Park. Wasn’t a bad block to live on, but go over 1 or 2 blocks and it was a sh!thole!!
Most of that city is a cr@p fest. Very dirty city!!
I really don’t care to go there ever again, really!


16 posted on 07/29/2019 6:41:11 AM PDT by bantam
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...

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17 posted on 07/29/2019 6:41:28 AM PDT by bitt (US intel is there to protect the safety and security of Americans. It is not a political tool.)
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To: Kaslin

I was born in Maryland but have spent the last 45 years in Florida ... In the last 2 years I’ve been to Maryland at least 4 or 5 times... Baltimore is the product of outrageous amounts of longstanding corruption it’s corrosive and destructive and drags people into a life they can’t easily escape... reminds me of St. Louis vs East St. Louis or Miami-Dade vs Orlando but far worse.


18 posted on 07/29/2019 6:43:22 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (There's a Tesla owner born every minute.)
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To: Kaslin

The only people who can fix Baltimore are the people who live there. When are they going to take some responsibility for themselves, their children, and their neighborhoods? And they are the ones who elect moron race-baiting crooks like Cummings. As long as they do nothing but whine that somebody has to come help them, the situation will not get better.

Bernie Sanders was bemoaning the fact that half the people there are unemployed. Other than the horrible government schools, which is a legitimate complaint, the reason people don’t have jobs is that very few businesses want to operate in a high crime area where many potential employees lack basic math and language skills.


19 posted on 07/29/2019 6:46:18 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ("Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods." ~ H.L. Mencken)
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To: Kaslin

Just a few years ago the Baltimore Orioles played a baseball game to an empty stadium because the city could not guarantee the safety of the fans. Baseballs fan base is mostly white.


20 posted on 07/29/2019 7:04:00 AM PDT by strings6459
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