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Old 07-29-2019, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Originally Posted by WannaliveinGreenville View Post
Baltimore Resident Confirms Trump's Claims About The City And Places Blame On Cummings...

One of his residents, Michelle, completely agrees with what President Trump said.

"What he [President Trump] said was definitely true," Michelle said in a video. "He [Cummings] hasn't done anything for us for the last, I think he's been in office over 20 years?"

Michelle gave credit to Kimberly Klacik for posting previous videos of what Baltimore actually looks like. She said Klacik's videos exposing what Baltimore actually looks like, with trash and rodents, has done more good for the city than Cummings has in his 30 years in Congress.

"Trump is not racist, not to my knowledge. I'm glad that he pointed it out. I'm glad that he [Trump] put him [Cummings] on blast because people in West [inaudible] have put him on blast for years, ever since he's been in office," she said. "He's never done anything for us."

According to Michelle, the rats didn't just show up and their city didn't become what it did overnight. ....

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethba...ssues-n2550735
Sounds like ^ Michelle and some other people do not understand the constitutional purpose of the House of Representatives. The House shares equal opportunity for federal lawmaking with the Senate.

Best case scenario, a House Rep competes with 434 other Reps for an occasional piece of Federal bacon.

Michele is disappointed because her Rep has not done a cook out, shoe giveaways, clothing giveaways. Nothing.

Some reps do cook-outs. They call them fund raising events.

Cumming has represented the 7th District for 23 years. Nuts that anyone remains in Congress that long.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:05 PM
 
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Didn't Bernie Sanders call Baltimore a third world country?
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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The black people who live here know Trump is 100% right. Maybe now they'll get off their asses and vote these career losers out of power. I'm not holding my breath on that one, but I am planning to get the hell out of this dump.
I'm still waiting Trump to attack a white person to "go back home and fix their country..." excuse me, district because we all know Trump didn't say they came from another country... So far he hasn't. Has he attacked white Democrats, sure. The issue is he hasn't attacked their districts being crime ridden or rat infested, YET. Trump has only gone after the non-whites.

As for if Baltimore is a dump, who knows. Most people complain about their hometowns for whatever reason. Too over-populated, too much traffic, garbage, bums, etc. I'm not sure if Baltimore is any more a dump than parts of Phoenix.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:07 PM
Status: "Hard work is never easy" (set 17 hours ago)
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Dems don't want it "fixed". Fixed means no democrat platform. Take Notice... the economy is being fixed and the dems avoid the "conversation".

... just sayin'
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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Once again -- simply put.

Trump may very well be right about conditions in some parts of Balitmore.

BUT the reason he brought it up, the way he brought it up, why he brought it up and how he told Cummings to 'go back' were all wrong.

WRONG...there is no way to spin that his motives were childish, mean, spiteful, hateful.

Yes Baltimore has some really bad areas. And yes something should be done but let's not pretend this President cares until it is time to use that information to hurl insults at someone for criticizing Trump's immigration policy.

Motive counts.
^^^^^ This.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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Is it okay for a US President to say that about a US city?

Nope.

Baltimore has problems, no doubt about it. But, is he thoughtful in his approach to bringing this up and does he care?

Nah... he is just out to take shots at Cummings.


He doesn't give a damn about Baltimore or Baltimore's residents. Just about attacking Cummings.
^^^^^ and this.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Once again -- simply put.

Trump may very well be right about conditions in some parts of Balitmore.

BUT the reason he brought it up, the way he brought it up, why he brought it up and how he told Cummings to 'go back' were all wrong.

WRONG...there is no way to spin that his motives were childish, mean, spiteful, hateful.

Yes Baltimore has some really bad areas. And yes something should be done but let's not pretend this President cares until it is time to use that information to hurl insults at someone for criticizing Trump's immigration policy.

Motive counts.
Should we pretend that other politicians care....because they clearly don't! Did you care when Bernie called it like a 3rd world country? How about the recent mayor who complained about smelling the rats? Trump is a jerk most of the time but none of these other politicians are without sin!
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Typical hypocrisy of the Left.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:13 PM
 
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Trump is as responsible for local conditions as Rep. Cummings.

If someone needs a civics test, its Donald Trump, or more specifically his base, which Trump goes lower and lower to play to their prejudices and ignorance.
It's ridiculous to blame Trump for anything that's not getting fixed... because they won't let him do anything about anything. As to whether or not the Baltimore comments were racist... phooey. The president has proven time and again that he's an equal opportunity offender. White, black, Hispanic, male, female... doesn't matter to him. If the representative was a little green man from outer space, it wouldn't change the truth about Baltimore, or whatever issue somebody has chosen to attach a 'racist' issue to.

And for the record, his 'base' isn't all uneducated hillbilly rednecks and Klan members... despite the continuous claims of the media and folks like you.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:13 PM
 
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Where is the media, and Elijah Cummings, screaming that Bernie Sanders is a racist?

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...-world-country

Trump: Bernie Sanders Is Racist for Baltimore Remark
Monday July 29, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday said that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., "must now be labeled a racist" for comparing parts of Baltimore to a third-world country in 2015.

"Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY!" Trump tweeted, referring to a statement Sanders made in 2015, after he visited Baltimore following the riots that occurred after Freddie Gray was killed while in police custody.

"Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you were in a wealthy nation, you would think that you were in a Third World country," the senator said at the time, in remarks that were recently re-aired by Fox News' "Fox & Friends."
You are late to the game. This has already been brought up -- looks like even Trump found this online before you did - -lol.

Thing is -- Bernie Sanders did not hurl the insults about Baltimore at someone from Baltimore telling to go back and fix it.

That's the part that is not okay.

And that Trump needs social media and Fox News to fight back even harder is disgusting.

He can't even defend himself without social media and Fox News.

New low every day
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