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.
President Trump doubled-down on his fierce criticism of Al Sharpton and Rep. Elijah Cummings Monday; saying people are “tired of listening to the same old Bull.”
“Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old Bull…Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain & protest. Nothing will get done for the people in need. Sad!” tweeted the President.
BALTIMORE BACKLASH: Police Commissioner ‘Apologizes’ for ‘200 Years’ of Brutality
Baltimore’s Police Commissioner shocked local residents and the nation Thursday when he “apologized” for “200 years” of police brutality; sparking a fierce backlash from a region struggling to contain escalating gun violence.
Commissioner Darryl De Sousa addressed the crowd at a sold-out Hip Hop concert this week, asking the audience for just “20 seconds” to beg forgiveness for “all the things that the police have done.”
“I want to take about 20 seconds to apologize for all the things that the police have done dating back 200 years,” said De Sousa.
“Two hundred years ago, all the way to civil rights. All the way to the ’80s where crack was prevalent in the cities and it affected disproportionately African-American men. All the way to the ’90s. All the way to the 2000’s when we had zero tolerance,” he added.
The President of Baltimore’s Police Union slammed the Commissioner’s comments late Thursday night, saying it was not “appropriate.”
“I’m not sure that a blanket apology covering 200 years is appropriate. Law enforcement was created to protect and serve the citizenry despite race and that is what we strive to do, daily,” the union added.
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