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Old 07-28-2019, 09:11 AM
 
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Actually hers was truthful. I definitely fear a mass shooting at my church or movie theater perpetrated by an angry white male more than I fear violence from an illegal or Muslim, personally....

https://www.politifact.com/punditfac...-shootings-an/
i already destroyed your premise a couple days ago. you ran away

http://www.city-data.com/forum/55753045-post14.html
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Trump criticized Baltimore. Democrats call Trump's comments racist (again), but ignore the terrible job Democrats are doing in cities like Baltimore.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/m...edy-crime.html

The Tragedy of Baltimore

Since Freddie Gray’s death in 2015, violent crime has spiked to levels unseen for a quarter century. Inside the crackup of an American city.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:12 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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No politician can say anything negative about minority communities in America no matter how bad the situation is in them.

This is simply political correctness and it has to stop.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:13 AM
 
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Trump criticized Baltimore. Democrats call Trump a racist, but ignore the terrible job Democrats are doing in cities like Baltimore.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/m...edy-crime.html

The Tragedy of Baltimore

Since Freddie Gray’s death in 2015, violent crime has spiked to levels unseen for a quarter century. Inside the crackup of an American city.
Anyone who has lived here knows that statement is 100% accurate.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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No politician can say anything negative about minority communities in America no matter how bad the situation is in them.

This is simply political correctness and it has to stop.
Actually they should as long as they also use same words for same problems in non minority communities.

This is where I see the problem. Every time he uses words like **** hole etc is exclusively for minorities, let me know when he uses one on a community that is not full of minorities
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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No not really Iím trying to point out that what many are taking at being racist is not limited to a Baltimore but our Presidentís tendency to use such wording to describe Democratic led areas with people of color while never using such words for white communities that are also struggling with similar issues.
Do you live in Baltimore? A poster here who lives in a fairly affluent section of Baltimore, and has lived in Baltimore for 20 years, and is going to move in the near future, agrees with Trump's assessment of the city. That's good enough for me.

I don't like the term "whataboutism" but it seems to me that's what you are trying to do here by suggesting "But what about the 3 out of the 50 cities that are rat infested and not run by democrats?"

Democrat-run cities are in decline and have been for some time. It's not racist to point that out, even if the worst areas are predominantly black areas. The problem is either the behaviors of people who live there, or the inaction of pols, or both.

Too bad about Baltimore.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:17 AM
 
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No politician can say anything negative about minority communities in America no matter how bad the situation is in some of them.

This is simply political correctness and it has to stop.
Not true.

You have to understand context.

If Trump had not been trying to attack someone who criticized his policy, and instead was expressing concern for the residents of those Baltimore communities and why can't we focus on improving their quality of life.....there would have been no public outcry.

You know in your head that Trump's intentions were not well meaning.

He had no concern for that community.

He wants Cummings to go back to his crime and rat infested community....oh yeah and fix it.........before he comes back to Washington DC to represent the community.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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He called Baltimore "infested". He only uses this term when it is applies to black or brown individuals like Cummings, the four congresswomen, and his other attacks on black or Mexican things things or individuals. To say he is not racist is to stick your head in the sand. He is vile, period.

Translation: "Russian collusion failed, Trump's a racist, remember that in 2020"
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: USA
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Anyone who has lived here knows that statement is 100% accurate.
Yep. Freddie Gray was the catalyst, and the Mayors since have told the police to stand down and let them loot as it is only property. Now the police are afraid to act for fear of being called racist and losing their jobs. Even the Black cops.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:22 AM
 
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Even if Trump's comments weren't racist, they were inappropriate.

Debate policy.

Trump can't do that.

If it isn't some rally chant....forget it.

The spin now to address problems in urban centers is an attempt to deflect..and it will work for the base and Fox News fans but it won't work for people who are looking to Trump to be the President of all the states...not just the communities and states that like him.
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