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……….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming’s 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.
For his trouble: the attacks, condemnation of the President, and, of course, calls of ‘Racist’ resounded through both Twittersphere and other Social Media.
So, was Trump being ‘racist’: is he a ‘Racist’: or was he being lambasted by his opponents for speaking the plain, unvarnished truth about one of America’s largest cities? Prez. Trump’s first response Tweet was to a speech from Representative Cummings, in which the Committee politician alleged that immigrant children were lying in their own faeces in Border detention facilities, despite the Border Patrol spokesman denying that this had ever taken place. So the President simply spoke up in defence of his Border Patrol force, by pointing out that if Rep. Cummings attended more to his district, and the shortcomings thereof, he might just be seen to be doing the job he is paid to do; instead of grandstanding, during a Committee hearing, about something he has READ about, rather than seeing for himself.
Was President Trump speaking, or rather ‘Tweeting’, the truth in his descriptions of Baltimore?
Let’s examine that city, from publications, reports news and current affairs programmes, but, primarily by homicide and drug statistics.
As Rush Limbaugh noted:-
That’s right, my friends. Baltimore is going to pay tribute to gangs and community organisers and freelance thugs today. The Baltimore Orioles will play at Camden Yards without fans because it’s too dangerous. You know how much economic impact a baseball game, a baseball season has in Baltimore that’s being shut down today? It’s incredible, the economic impact of a home game for the Baltimore Orioles, and it’s just gonna be wiped out.
Because they don’t have the courage to let fans in, because they don’t think they can control the riffraff. This is unprecedented. According to John Thorn, the official historian for Major League Baseball, this will be a first. There has never been a game played before an empty stadium. The previous low record for attendance happened on September 28, 1882, for a game in Worcester, Massachusetts. The lowest attended game was then, and 1882 is back in the days of the founding of the game.
Less than 40 years after a city like Baltimore went from majority white to majority black, the level of civilisation found in cities could be said to have receded to the African mean. And we quickly learn the infrastructure whites long ago built cannot be maintained. Because paying your water bill is apparently just something white people do…
In April of this year, the Baltimore Sun’s editorial board published another op-ed titled “Baltimore’s perpetual trash problem.” Among other issues, the article detailed some of the problems that stemmed from ubiquitous piles of trash — increased rodent infestations among them.
So, in amongst all the criminality, the murders, the drug lethality, and the graft and corruption seemingly endemic in Baltimore, where is the evidence that President Trump was being a ‘Racist’ by pointing out Representative Cummings should concentrate on doing his job?
From this commentator’s viewpoint, not a lot!