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.