Democrats and Media Have Been Calling Baltimore a Sh**hole for Years

This week’s Democrat meltdown is their lie that Trump posted “racist tweets” about the rat-infested city of Baltimore. Oddly, liberals and the media have been calling Baltimore a sh**hole for years, but it had only become “racist” to say so since last weekend when Trump posted his tweets about it.

Democrats and their handmaidens in the media shot into the stratosphere of hyperbole calling Trump a racist for his criticism of Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings and his failed leadership for the City of Baltimore.

“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 on Saturday.

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Then on Sunday, Trump tripled down saying, “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!”

In another tweet, Trump added, “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 Breitbart News reported, the left went wild with lies about Trump’s tweet:

First off was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT on CNN’s “State of the Union” who said:

It’s unbelievable that we have a President of the United States who attacks American cities, who attacks Americans, who attacks somebody who is a friend of mine, Elijah Cummings is one of the most decent and outstanding members of the House of Representatives. He fights every day to improve life in his community.

Then came Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). He called President Donald Trump’s attacks on both Cummings and Baltimore “disgusting” and “racist.” Nadler told ABC’s “This Week”:

Well, the president is as he usually is often is disgusting and racist. They’re designed to distract attention from the very serious allegations about his conduct that came from the committee hearings this week. The fact is, the president accepted help from the Russians to attack our election. His campaign worked with the Russians, that’s undisputed, and he works hard to cover up to cover those crimes and committed more crimes. He’s trying to change the subject.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) also went to bat for Cummings, decrying the president as “racist.”

“@RepCummings is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague,” she tweeted. “We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership.”

Breitbart has a lot more examples of the pile-*on. But the above will suffice for our purposes here because the main point we are discussing is the fact that the left has been smearing Baltimore for years.

Baltimore is well known as one of the worst, most rat-infested cities in the U.S.A. I fact, it is so bad that pest control company Orkin put Baltimore on one of its worst rathole lists.

Orkin rated Baltimore as one of America’s top ten worst “rattiest cities,” behind Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Cleveland.

Unsurprisingly, Democrats run each of those top ten cities and have for decades.

Baltimore’s rat infestation is so bad that a documentary about it was produced two years ago and the Baltimore Sun has been publishing stories of how bad the city is for quite some time.

As Fox News’ Todd Starnes noted:

In 2015 the Washington Post reported that the average life expectancy in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods is nearly 20 years below the national average.

“Fourteen Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea,” the Washington Post reported. “Eight are doing worse than Syria.”

Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., currently a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was shell-shocked by the city’s deplorable living conditions.

“Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation,” Sanders said during a 2015 visit reported by the Baltimore Sun. “You would think that you were in a Third World Country.”

Then there is the 2018 video of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh wandering through Cummings’ district and saying, “you can smell the rats.”

It isn’t a matter of money, either. Between 2003 to 2013, Barack Obama sent $2.4 billion in federal dollars to Baltimore (on top of the $1.8 billion in state aid). Where did it all go? Apparently down the rat hole… literally.

In 2015, President Obama even criticized Baltimore saying that city leaders are corrupt politicians who are not doing the right thing!

So, the left has been calling Baltimore a rat-infested, craphole for years. And it has never once been “racist” until today when Trump said it.

The left is so ginned up to attack anyone who would call Baltimore a rat-infested dystopia that they even went after a black woman who tweeted out her agreement with Trump that Baltimore has a significant problem that it is not making any serious attempt to solve.

Kimberly Klacik, a Baltimore Republican and pro-Trump supporter who is black, made the videos on Baltimore that reached the eyes of President Trump. Now the let is on the attack against her.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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