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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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To: strings6459

Back in the day, this cracker used to travel by bus from Brooklyn, transfer, then proceed to 33rd Street. No issues. I miss those peaceful days. Bye, bye... Baltimore.


21 posted on 07/29/2019 7:07:01 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (Welcome to North Mexico, Gringo's it...)
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To: pepsionice

There you have it. And I see no way out.


22 posted on 07/29/2019 7:12:14 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (Welcome to North Mexico, Gringo's it...)
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To: Kaslin

Here’s an idea for Baltimore. Spend some money on a gathering of rat hunting dog clubs from across the country. Pay for their travel. Let the dogs loose for a weekend. I’ve seen youtubes of one dog killing 20 rats or more. They are rat killing machines. No poison. And their handlers have them under control.


23 posted on 07/29/2019 7:28:26 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Forever grateful to all our patriots, past, present and future)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I worked at the Murphy Homes in Baltimore as a Public Assistance worker many years ago. I walked all over West Baltimore without challenge. That would not be possible today. The inner city has become angry and hate filled. It is a hopeless place of misery. Crime is rampant. Life is short and ugly. There are a few, very few, people making a difference in Baltimore. They are not in positions of leadership. Those who are in positions of responsibility seem to be either oblivious to the problems, overwhelmed by them, or convinced things are as good as they can get. There is one more attitude, that the white man is wholly to blame for everything wrong with the city. In fact these problems did not exist under white man leadership, at least no to the extent they do now. It is, in fact, black democrat leadership that has driven Baltimore into the cesspit where it now finds itself.

that would not be possible today.


24 posted on 07/29/2019 7:33:05 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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To: Kaslin
(Kimberly Klacik)

What is next....(Bubonic plague) and Mrs. Cummings answering to her mis-use of funds for her "foundation"...following the Clinton way of investment-of-self.

25 posted on 07/29/2019 7:54:00 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Fox News showed the video the other day. I wonder if CNN, ABC, CBS or PMSNBC showed it. I would be surprised if they did.


26 posted on 07/29/2019 8:44:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: VastRWCon
I bet you're glad that you moved out of there.

In October of 1966 we drove from Upstate New York to Florida, where my husbands parent had moved to in 1964. We traveled through Maryland and Baltimore. Baltimore looked already run down at that time, although I didn't notice any trash piled up. But it must have had problems for a long time.

27 posted on 07/29/2019 8:51:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: madball

Do you have to go to Baltimore? I would avoided it like the pest


28 posted on 07/29/2019 8:54:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

-—I bet you’re glad that you moved out of there.-—

Very happy living in FL for the last 6 years. Not only was Baltimore a sh*thole but taxes were killing me. I got a $500 a month raise just by moving to a tax free state (work for same company just now I work from home in sunny FL).


29 posted on 07/29/2019 8:56:49 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Fake News)
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To: Pining_4_TX
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.

OK....I'll go ahead and be the one to post it

30 posted on 07/29/2019 9:00:11 AM PDT by Karma_Sherab
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To: strings6459

I remember that game. Weird.


31 posted on 07/29/2019 9:01:48 AM PDT by Texas resident (Democrats=Enemy of People of The United States of America)
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To: strings6459

That game is on youtube. CBS did a story on it.

I guess CBS is racist as well.


32 posted on 07/29/2019 9:05:50 AM PDT by Texas resident (Democrats=Enemy of People of The United States of America)
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To: Pining_4_TX
the people have to be interested in fixing their city but once a large percentage of people are on drugs like smoking weed day in and and day out, there is no energy to do anything....you're just content to sit there and complain....

I hate drugs and I especially hate weed.....people just are oblivious to what it does....

33 posted on 07/29/2019 9:08:57 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Kaslin

34 posted on 07/29/2019 9:50:42 AM PDT by doug from upland (Why the hell isn't Hillary Rodham Clinton in prison yet?)
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To: Karma_Sherab

Oops, I forgot. Facts are racist. Perhaps Elizabeth Warren will send me to a re-education camp.


35 posted on 07/30/2019 11:22:04 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: cherry

I agree, but only they can change this. For heaven’s sake, they even made a hero out of the drug-dealing thug Freddy Gray. That is a sign of a sick culture.


36 posted on 07/30/2019 11:25:06 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

bump


37 posted on 07/30/2019 4:56:47 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: Kaslin
Okay, Baltimore is a disaster area and Cummings is a self-serving jerk. But why blame him for Baltimore? He's not mayor or chief of police. As a congress-critter, he has no authority over anything in Baltimore. He put neither the trash nor the rats there, and he has no authority to order anyone to remove them. Why not put the blame on those who have such authority?
38 posted on 07/31/2019 8:41:19 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Colonel (Retired) USAF.)
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