This morning, President Trump responded to Democrat lawmaker, Rep Elijah Cummings criticism of US Border Patrol agents and the conditions of the detention centers on the southern border. President Trump pointed out that instead of focusing on the conditions for illegal aliens on our border, Cummings should instead, focus on the conditions of the district he represents, calling it a “rat and rodent-infested mess.” President Trump tweeted that if Rep. Cummings “spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place.”
….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming 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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
The left immediately went nuts, attacking President Trump for his characterization of Cummings district, calling it…what else? RACIST!
A “journalist” who goes by the name of “Xeni” tweets about Trump’s ” dangerous & filthy racism.”
….As proven every day of his presidency, Donald Trump’s administration is a disgusting spy and Russia infested mess. If he spent more time in Washington instead of golfing, which he also lies about, maybe he could help clean up his very dangerous & filthy racism
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) July 27, 2019
Calling out rat and rodent infestations is not racist.
Kimberly Klacik, a black woman on the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee, responded to the critics of President Trump, saying:
I can’t believe people are upset I went to West Baltimore and filmed all of the trash. Hopefully this attention forces the city to clean up the mess & treat residents better. Enjoy your Saturday
I can't believe people are upset I went to West Baltimore and filmed all of the trash. Hopefully this attention forces the city to clean up the mess & treat residents better. Enjoy your Saturday 🇺🇸
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 27, 2019
Here’s the video taken by Klacik of a West Baltimore resident showing everyone what it’s like to live in Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings district.
Let's continue to expose the truth. This is a neighborhood filled w/families that have small children. West Baltimore is filled with trash thanks to dumping. A problem city officials should have addressed years ago. This is @RepCummings district. @realDonaldTrump
More to come pic.twitter.com/gFFszjW490
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 27, 2019
In 2013, the Baltimore Sun ran a story on the rat-infestation in Catonsville, where Rep. Elijah Cummings district office is located.
When anti-Trump Bill Kristol attempted to trash President Trump for his comments, US veteran Jeffrey Sykes invited Kristol to walk the streets without security through Cummings district.
I invite Bill to walk the streets of West Baltimore at night with no security. Let’s go for a stroll bruh https://t.co/1fTYcVCUHZ
— Jeffrey Sykes (@J_Sykes2016) July 27, 2019
Cam Edwards points out West Baltimore’s crime rate is off the charts.
West Baltimore’s violent crime rate is approximately 3,500 per 100k people. The national violent crime rate is 394 per 100k.
It’s one of the most violent places in one of the country’s most violent and dangerous cities. https://t.co/buThbI3PIx
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) July 27, 2019
Rep. Cummings district was at the center of the anti-cop movement during Barack Obama’s second term.
IIn 2015, Democrat lawmakers and President Obama remained mostly silent while cities with majority black populations burned, and innocent law enforcement officers were being murdered.
Black Lives Matter, a radical group of cop-hating leftists that were boosted by Democrat lawmakers pushed a narrative that all cops were bad and that Black Americans were being targeted unfairly because of cops with racist motives. The anti-cop movement, stoked by frequent visitor of the White House, and Obama insider, Al Sharpton, started in Ferguson, MO, and quickly moved to large urban areas including New York City, Milwaukee, and Baltimore. Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings represents West Baltimore, where the riots of 2015 took place.
Images like the one below, showing Black West Baltimore residents pelting Baltimore police officers and their vehicles with massive rocks, were common.
Scenes like the one below, where Baltimore residents overtook police vehicles were also common.
This Baltimore pizza store owner tells a chilling story about how he was set on fire by a 14-year-old girl during the riots, as he watched his business being torched by rioters.
What was Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings’ response to the Baltimore riots? He blamed veterans of the Iraq war for becoming police officers and then treating West Baltimore like a war zone.
What do you think? Is President Trump a “racist” for calling out Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings district and telling him to clean up his own backyard before criticizing others?