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Old 07-28-2019, 06:33 AM
 
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It seems very odd that the left immediately calls Trump a "racist" for saying Baltimore is a dump. It is- have any of you been there? How is calling a place that is a dump "racist"? Can one no longer speak the truth in the eyes of modern day leftists? If you don't acknowledge a fact, can a problem ever be solved?

Is calling parts of Appalachia a dump "racist" as well? The Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful, but many parts of Appalachia are dumps- trust me- we hike there all the time. The North Carolina area can actually be pretty wealthy, but far eastern TN, far western VA and WV can be pretty dumpy. Racist?

MANY of these congressmen go on the attack and are so focuses on partisan political issues, that they neglect their own districts and what can be done for them.

Instead of wanting open borders and freebies for illegals, why don't Cummings and AOC focus on helping their districts, which obviously need a lot of help. Are they neglecting their duties as Congressmen?
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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It seems very odd that the left immediately calls Trump a "racist" for saying Baltimore is a dump. It is- have any of you been there? How is calling a place that is a dump "racist"? Can one no longer speak the truth in the eyes of modern day leftists? If you don't acknowledge a fact, can a problem ever be solved?


Is calling parts of Appalachia a dump "racist" as well?

MANY of these congressmen go on the attack and are so focuses on partisan political issues, that they neglect their own districts and what can be done for them.

Instead of wanting open borders and freebies for illegals, why don't Cummings and AOC focus on helping their districts, which obviously need a lot of help. Are they neglecting their duties as Congressmen?
In the eyes of Democrats, 'Lies is truth'. They want us to go along with their charade that Baltimore is a wonderful place and that poverty pimps like Cummings are 'champions' of the people. Most people understand this is a farce and are sick of their faux narrative. This is one of the fundamental reasons people voted for President Trump, as they understand that he will tell the truth about the situation.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:40 AM
 
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Its not. And the narrative that criticizing someone who happens to be black is somehow racist needs to be forcefully rejected.

But as I've mentioned before, we're seeing these lies of racism by the Dems as they are hoping to anger enough black people to increase their voter turnout in 2020, the division they are causing to the country be damned. What a sick and twisted way to try to achieve your political goals.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:43 AM
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Location: Pennsylvania
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Baltimore is a dump and may rival Detroit as the worst city in the country.

That's not a racist statement. That's a statement of fact.

Edit: I just looked up the 10 most dangerous cities, 2018. Surprisingly, Baltimore is only #7, with Detroit #2 and St Louis #1.

http://www.bbcnewshub.com/top-10-mos...-america-2018/

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Old 07-28-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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It seems very odd that the left immediately calls Trump a "racist" for saying Baltimore is a dump. It is- have any of you been there? How is calling a place that is a dump "racist"? Can one no longer speak the truth in the eyes of modern day leftists? If you don't acknowledge a fact, can a problem ever be solved?

Is calling parts of Appalachia a dump "racist" as well? The Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful, but many parts of Appalachia are dumps- trust me- we hike there all the time. The North Carolina area can actually be pretty wealthy, but far eastern TN, far western VA and WV can be pretty dumpy. Racist?

MANY of these congressmen go on the attack and are so focuses on partisan political issues, that they neglect their own districts and what can be done for them.

Instead of wanting open borders and freebies for illegals, why don't Cummings and AOC focus on helping their districts, which obviously need a lot of help. Are they neglecting their duties as Congressmen?
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"?
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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It's not racist. The Media and Democrats know that's only what people will hear. Just like what Trump said to the Sad Squad. Not racist, yet that is the only narrative they now want to push since Russia has been revealed as a HOAX. Oh, and Trump is sexist too.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:48 AM
 
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It’s not a racist statement, but it’s inflamatory. There’s quite a few cities with similar problems, and to single Baltimore out is strange. Maybe it’s because I’m not an east coast guy, but it’s not the place I’d have singled out.

Watch Charm City on Amazon Prime. Baltimore May suck, but it is NOT a dump.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:48 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"?
Trump has savagely attacked people of all races and ethnic backgrounds. It would be one thing if Trump's attacks were only directed at minorities, but merely showing that he hasn't attacked an Appalachia town fails the sniff test when all of Donald Trump's attacks are taken into account.

As to your other question, I can't think of any, but then again I don't know. But Trump is a pretty unique personality. I'd have no problem condemning Donald Trump for some of the things he does and says. Its the unsupported/unsubstantiated cries of racism that I have a problem with and will continue to push back against.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:50 AM
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Location: Pennsylvania
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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"?
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.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:53 AM
 
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Baltimore On Most Rat-Infested Cities List Again: Orkin
https://www.headlineoftheday.com/201...t-again-orkin/
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