President Trump doubled-down on his fierce fight to clean up Baltimore’s out-of-control corruption Tuesday; saying residents have been “living in hell” and appreciate his efforts in recent days.
President Trump: "Those people are living in hell in Baltimore. They're largely African American. You have a large African-American population, and they really appreciate what I'm doing and they've let me know it." https://t.co/o5cwMbsNbZ pic.twitter.com/eR2c7NSvDD
— The Hill (@thehill) July 30, 2019
“I’m the least racist person there is anywhere in the world,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
“Those people are living in hell in Baltimore. They’re largely African American. You have a large African-American population, and they really appreciate what I’m doing and they’ve let me know it,” he added.
“No, I think I’m helping myself because I’m pointing out the tremendous corruption that’s taken place in Baltimore and other Democratic run cities,” Trump said before departing for Virginia.
A lone rodent interrupted Fox Baltimore’s live-shot this week while the broadcasters were discussing the President’s rat-related critique; ironically saying the Commander-in-Chief should travel to Baltimore to see things “for himself.”
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) July 29, 2019
President Trump called-out Rep. Elijah Cummings and his handling of corruption and crime throughout Baltimore Tuesday; saying the Democrat lawmaker should use his Oversight Committee to sort out his hometown.
“Baltimore is an example of what corrupt government leads to… Those people are living in hell from Baltimore—they’re largely African-American. They really appreciate what I’m doing and they’ve let me know it. They really appreciate it,” said the President.
“What I’ve done for African-Americans, I would say no president has done,” Trump added. “They are so happy about what I’ve been able to do in Baltimore and other Democrat corrupt cities…They are so thankful they called me and said finally somebody is telling the truth.”
“African-American people love the job I’m doing because I’m working for them—not the politicians,” said the President.
BERNIE SOUNDS OFF: Sanders Responds to Trump’s Baltimore Comment, Says his ‘Racism Never Ends’
2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders slammed “racist” Donald Trump Monday after the President posted comments the Senator made in 2015; calling Baltimore a “third world country” after touring the city.
“Trump’s lies and racism never end,” posted Sanders on Twitter. “While I have been fighting to lift the people of Baltimore and elsewhere out of poverty with good paying jobs, housing and health care, he has been attacking workers and the poor.”
Trump's lies and racism never end.
While I have been fighting to lift the people of Baltimore and elsewhere out of poverty with good paying jobs, housing and health care, he has been attacking workers and the poor. https://t.co/7N0K4GQgEO
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 29, 2019
President Trump called-out Bernie Sanders and the mainstream media Monday; saying the Democratic Socialist should be labeled “a racist” after referring to Baltimore as a “third world country.”
“Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard!” Trump tweeted.
“The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe even to new heights of success and glory, but not with King Elijah and that crew. When the leaders of Baltimore want to see the City rise again, I am in a very beautiful oval shaped office waiting for your call!” he added.
….even to new heights of success and glory, but not with King Elijah and that crew. When the leaders of Baltimore want to see the City rise again, I am in a very beautiful oval shaped office waiting for your call!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
The President is referring to comments Sanders made in 2015.
“Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation,” Sanders said during a visit to the city’s West Baltimore section in 2015, the Baltimore Sun reported. “You would think that you were in a Third World country.”
“We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable,” he added
BREAKING NOW: FBI Raids Home of Baltimore Mayor, City Hall Over 'Book Sale' Investigation
The FBI and IRS raided two homes owned by embattled Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Thursday, searching the residents and City Hall as a result of an ongoing investigation into the politician’s “book sale windfall.”
“Two homes belonging to embattled Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh were searched Thursday by federal agents as part of a multi-site raid also encompassing City Hall and coming amid the ongoing investigation into Pugh’s half a million dollar book sale windfall,” reports Fox News.
— Elijah Westbrook (@elijahwestbrook) April 25, 2019
“Additionally, FBI and IRS agents searched the Maryland Center for Adult Training, where Pugh once led a nonprofit job training program alongside three of her staffers; the office of Pugh’s attorney, Steven Silverman; and the home of Pugh staffer Gary Brown Jr.,” adds the author.