Wow! The left has lost it! They are making the claim that President Trump’s use of the word rodent “infested” to describe West Baltimore is “racist”. The media wasted no time in jumping on the bandwagon to label Trump’s tweet as a “racist attack” (see below) on Cummings and the people of West Baltimore. CNN anchor Victor Blackwell tearfully claimed on-air that: “When he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people.”
Yahoo News also claimed it’s racist to use the word “infested” in an article titled “Pelosi slams Trump’s ‘racist attacks’ on Cummings”:
The president’s remarks echo his repeated attacks on Democratic lawmakers of color, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.). In a racist spate of tweets earlier this month, he urged the congresswomen to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
In 2017, Trump also used the words “crime-infested” to describe Rep. John Lewis’ (D-Ga.) district, taking aim at yet another black politician.
Isn’t it racist to even consider that the word “infested” is connected to race?
President Trump tweeted out earlier today that West Baltimore is “rodent-infested” and called out Elijah Cummings for his lack of progress cleaning up the city even though he’s been in office for decades.
Nancy Pelosi tweeted out her support for Cummings and claimed that Trump’s words are “racist”:
Pelosi calls Cummings a “champion” for “economic justice”? How is he a champion of anything if he’s done nothing to help his own community?
.@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. We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership. #ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot https://t.co/2LG8AuQrHh
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 27, 2019
Trump described the West Baltimore area as “rodent-infested”:
….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
How about the fact that the truth hurts and West Baltimore is truly “rodent-infested”?
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
Of course, the leftist media went into full go mode to claim Trump made a “racist attack” on Cummings:
What does the left have to say about Bernie Sanders calling the entire city of Baltimore “uninhabitable”
Bernie Sanders called Baltimore, not West Baltimore but the entirety of Baltimore, uninhabitable. I want to see the outrage from liberals. https://t.co/SJecPPpwq9
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) July 27, 2019
You’ve gotta love that FINALLY someone is calling out these career politicians who do NOTHING but live off of the hard-earned money of the taxpayers.