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Old 07-28-2019, 10:59 AM
 
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Originally Posted by ReineDeCoeur View Post
Well, Iíve always said that Baltimore is grimy but there are nice parts. The issue with Trump is that he reserves certain language for areas with certain groups of people. Thatís why people take issue with him.

Personally, Trump and those who support him are exposing to the world the real picture of the U.S. Now people see the red/blue split. Now people see the hypocrisy.
People see someone who even isn't in the USA, whose only view is filtered through the crooked media, talking about something they seemingly know nothing about beyond a few pundit talking points. Correct?


Trump didn't call out Baltimore. He called out Elijah Cummings for failing his district. Trump never used race. That's nonsense that you added in, obviously from the vile media.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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wow. good job of completely ignoring that he said ĎRAT-infestedí.
which it absolutely is.

excellent point.
Interpreting a racist is not racist. I know exactly what he means. Look at his history of going after fellow Americans. What makes so many here so confident that they are not next.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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Its been a great week for Trump and the USA. Lefties are having one of their worst. This is simply lefty throwing a wing ding.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:03 AM
 
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I don't recall a sitting President calling a city a dump. There was a newspaper headline stating Ford told NYC to drop dead when he refused to bail them out of bankruptcy. However, those words were never uttered by Ford.

Candidate Obama in 2008 denigrated folks in rural PA by stating they "cling to their guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them".

I do recall a Democratic Presidential candidate, Jessie Jackson, calling NYC "hymie town" due to the large number of Jews living there. It hasn't seemed to affect his career as a professional race agitator.

Seems like Trump was talking about the conditions of a city: dirty, not maintained, poor infrastructure, but the Democratic nominees mentioned here were talking directly about the people of the city.
I swear many people post on here WITHOUT dong ANY reading on the subject and lash out and attack.

"I don't recall a sitting President calling a city a dump."

"Seems like Trump was talking about the conditions of a city: dirty, not maintained, poor infrastructure,

Trump said, "who should concentrate on cleaning up his "disgusting, rat and rodent infested" Baltimore district"!
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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You don't get it. Trump is in there as a non-establishment, non politician. We aren't doing things the old way, and career do nothing politicians WILL BE CALLED OUT.
As he's a non-traditional President, don't complain when he receives non-traditional treatment. Trump flat-out doesn't respect leading politicians, unless they please him in some way. He doesn't deserve the normal respect due a traditional President.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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That is actually their game plan. They figure that if they scare enough black people into thinking the other side are all racists, combined with promises of making whites give them reparations and housing downpayments, they will get enough turnout to win the election. They are using black people like pawns, all the while doing nothing to lift them out of poverty. In the meantime, Trump's business-friendly environment (overdone regulations under Dems were strangling small businessss, from which most new jobs are created) have resulted in the lowest black unemployment rate in history.
"That is actually their game plan.", which they have been playing for DECADES!
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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Has Trump called a town in Appalachia a "dump"? Have we all missed that? That's one of his strong voting bases, so no, no matter how dumpy and meth riddled it is, I don't believe he's called them a "dump".

And a follow up question, has another sitting president ever - ever - called an American city "a dump"?
No he has not. In fact, he seems to take pity on some of these rural, impoverished areas (at least by the way he talks about them). He takes a hateful stance towards places like Baltimore, and some of those places share the same scorn for him.

No sitting President has ever referred to a city as a "dump". Sets a bad example. However, there are those among Trump's voting base who like that he says this. No President says "your city is a dump", until now.

Now, Baltimore has alot of problems. Alot of poverty, alot of blight, and alot of violent crime. However, A President could have said "Baltimore has alot of problems, poverty, blight, crime, joblessness, and something needs to be done about it". Trump could have found a better way to say that Baltimore has alot of problems. However, I don't think he wanted to. I think being crass, blunt, and thoughtless is part of who he is. This is what some of his supporters like. To them, it's "he calls a spade a spade".

And there is something more. And this is where a racial element might be there. It's known that Baltimore is a majority Black city. It does have a high amount of crime, poverty, blight, and joblessness, as well as riots in 2015. The fact that it is majority Black makes it easier for some people to recognize this as a dog whistle and think "well, Baltimore is a Black city , of course it's going to be a dump". When the inner cities were being hit with crack and heroin in the 1980s, there wasn't much sympathy. The idea was "lock them up, they're all menaces to society". When places like Appalachia got hit by the fentanyl, meth, and pills, and the majority of the overdose victims were White, suddenly it was viewed with a bit more pity. It was seen as a medical problem. When people in Appalachia are poor and unemployed, it is seen as "this is an America that has been forgotten", and to an extent, that's true. When the inner cities have issues with unemployment and blight, the answer is "they're lazy" or "that's what they get for voting Democrat". In a way, Trump's comment of "Baltimore is a dump" could be interpreted as a dog whistle for "Baltimore is what is wrong with America" or "Baltimore is not the real America".
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:13 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Default Donald Trump steps on a crack in the sidewalk, Democrats declare the act "racist", express outrage, demand impeachment

Hasn't happened yet. But the way the Democrat fanatics are going, it's just a matter of time.

After all, a crack in the sidewalk lets light in to the depths of the concrete, which is beneficial to the soil below and the creatures living in it. But when President Trump stepped on that crack, he cut off that light to them.

Since Democrats have been unable to find a record of white creatures living at the bottom of such a crack, Trump's step clearly affects COCs ("Creatures Of Color") more than light-skinned creatures. Therefore his step was clearly an act of racism, and Democrat fanatics will routinely line up to condemn him for this latest outrage and demand his impeachment.

Any time now.....
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Interpreting a racist is not racist. I know exactly what he means. Look at his history of going after fellow Americans. What makes so many here so confident that they are not next.
"Look at his history of going after fellow Americans" And not A SINGLE TIME was it RACIST.

Do you mind when the dems go after "fellow Americans" which they do ALL the TIME?

Are colored politicians, netbook,"news" people etc. and other Americans racist when they go after Trump and any other WHITE person?
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Don't quit your day job. Fiction writing is obviously not a talent you possess.
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