Is Trump Right To Say “Elijah Cummings Has Failed Baltimore Badly”?

Update: As the day progressed and the progressives pontificated as to just how racist the President’s remarks about Baltimore are, a viral video from September 2018 has awkwardly surfaced showing Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh decrying the state of parts of her city, specifically the smell of “rats” and “dead animals.”

As DailyWire.com’s Ryan Saavedra reports, Pugh made the remarks during a Fox 45 segment while touring a Baltimore neighborhood that was supposed to highlight her “violence-reduction initiative.”

“What the hell? We should just take all this sh*t down. … Whoa, you can smell the rats. … Whew, Jesus. … Oh, my God, you can smell the dead animals.”

https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1155574627869122560

So is Pugh racist too? (And we wonder how long before this clearly racist video is removed from Twitter).

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The left, the mainstream media, and every virtue-signaling celebrity has quickly jumped on the bandwagon to support Rep. Elijah Cummings following President Trump’s “racist” tweets yesterday about the desperately terrible state of the congressman’s district.

However, despite tears and furore, none on the left is actually denying Trump’s facts – merely distracting with rage that #OrangeManBad. But Trump would not let it go, doubling down this morning:

And, some have come to Trump’s defense.

As expected, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney argued on “Fox News Sunday” that President Trump’s use of “infested” to attack Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has “nothing to do with race.”

MULVANEY: “Does anyone watching this program dispute the fact or the possibility that if Adam Schiff said the same thing about the border, that the president would be attacking Adam Schiff the exact same way today?”

WALLACE: “I don’t think he would be talking about his crime-investor, rodent-infested district.”

MULVANEY: “He very well could. It has zero to do with the fact that Adam’s Jewish and everything to do with the fact that Adam would just be wrong for saying that. This is what the president does. He fights — ”

WALLACE: “You’re completely comfortable with him saying that this is a rodent-infested district and no human being would want to live there? You’re comfortable with that personally?”

MULVANEY: “Have you seen some of the pictures on the Internet? Just this morning from the conditions in Baltimore?”

WALLACE: “You can do that in any inner city in America. And you could argue why doesn’t the president or something to stop it?”

MULVANEY: “The richest estate in the nation has abject poverty like that. A state, by the way, dominated for generations by Democrats. I think it’s fair to have that conversation.

But, Baltimore resident (and awkwardly African American) Michelle speaks out…

Trump is not racist.. I’m glad he put [Cummings] on blast. The rats just didn’t come. These houses just didn’t get torn down, they’ve been like this”

“What he said was definitely true. [Cummings] hasn’t done anything for us”

“[Cummings is] worried more about [caring for illegal aliens at the border] than his own people”

Sounds racist to us! Don’t believe Michelle?

So here are some awkward – probably racist – facts about Baltimore…

Wealth Inequality, Vacant Homes, And Homicides Plague Baltimore

Baltimore has more than 30,000 abandoned homes according to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. These vacancies are primarily located in neighborhoods with low incomes and high proportions of households of color.

Baltimore’s vacant buildings stand as a reminder, the city is rapidly shrinking. As illustrated in the map below, the areas with the highest concentration of homicides correspond precisely with the city’s vacancies.

Out Of Control: Baltimore On The Verge Of Hitting Homicides Record

Baltimore is on the verge of implosion. The city is an opioid hell-hole that has the most extensive wealth inequality in the country. Its millennial base is fleeing the city, headed to the suburbs to escape the out of control murders.

Baltimore struggles to curb violent crime as the city’s total homicides are expected to breach 300 in the coming days.

We’ve got to teach folks that life is valuable. These folks don’t get up off the ground and get to live another day or to have another conversation with their daughter their father their mother their sister their cousin – they don’t get to do that,” Pugh said.

Baltimore Dubbed ‘Most Robbed’ City In America 

New evidence from ADT security study that examined FBI statistics shows the town is now the “most robbed” city in America.

Baltimore had the most significant number of robberies per capita – 95.87 for every 10,000 people.

ADT’s analytic analysts “looked at the FBI’s annual crime data [for 2017] for robbery rates to discover which city in each state experienced the most robberies.”

While robberies worsened in Baltimore, they declined nationwide, dropping by 28% between 2008 and 2017.

‘Neighborhoods Are Crying Out’: Baltimore Is Nation’s Deadliest Big City, Says FBI

According to The Baltimore Sun, the city has sustained a vicious upcycle in violent crime since 2015, when the per annum number of homicides soared well above 300 for three consecutive years after civil unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody.

And finally, if everything’s so awesome, why are ‘human beings’ leaving Baltimore in droves?

Exodus: Baltimore Sees Biggest Population Drop Since 2001

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual population that has confirmed our thoughts: Baltimore is descending into chaos as a mass exodus of its residents is currently underway.

Government data showed the city lost 7,346 people, or 1.2% of its population, during the 12 months that ended July 1, 2018, reported The Baltimore Sun.

The exodus, which puts Baltimore’s population at 602,495 as of July 1, 2018, is one of the biggest losses the city has seen since 2001.

The overall trend for Baltimore is down. In the mid-1950s, Baltimore was America’s sixth most populous city, with more than 900,000 residents.

The city was one of the beating industrial hearts of America for decades, but since de-industrialization started in the 1970s to the present date, the city teeters on the edge of collapse.

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So, you decide, is President Trump right about Elijah Cummings’ district? Or is its just “racist” to write about the facts in the Democratic stronghold?

Of, course, Cummings is not alone..

Do you see a pattern here?

via zerohedge

32 comments

  1. PRESIDENT TRUMP INNOCENT PLUS THIS PRESIDENT IS 100% RIGHT ALL THESE WORTHLESS congressmen,congresswomen ARE ALL CRIMINALS COMMITTED TREASON EVERY DAY BEHIND 9/11 AND STILL KILLING AMERICANS DAILY. LOOK ON YOUTUBE AND SEE MY POSTS IT TELLS WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO ALL governments IN AMERICA HANGMANS NOOSE ITS A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION 100% THIS eilie cummings MOST GO ITS A TYPICAL BS RACIST SHIT HISTORY TELLS THE WHOLE STORY BUT NOBODY GOES TO SCHOOL BUNCH A DROPOUTS THIS GREAT PRESIDENT TRUMP KNOWS AND SPEAKS THE TRUTH MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN SO EASY

    1. I agree, If this is racial then Cummings was racial for attacking a white president. Trump counters back when attacked period. Go Trump.

    2. I MOVED HERE IN 1966 FROM CHICAGO AND BALTIMORE WAS A GREAT CITY, GREAT BALL PARK, GREAT INNER HARBOR AND GREAT PEOPLE BUT TODAY I FEEL SORRY FOR THOSE POOR PEOPLE WHO CAN NOT MOVE OUT STUCK AND ARE IN SUCH A BAD CITY…. THEY ARE LEGAL’S NOT THOSE ELIJAH SEEN AT THE BOARDER?

  2. As I said yesterday, Trump was right and the statistics prove it. The demo rats do not deny what is the truth they yell and scream RACIST. The dems fail again to work for the people or evevn their districts. Most do not live in their destricts especially democrats. This President tells more truth and has been called more racist than any President since Reagan and has been more right about thinga then any president since Calvin Cooledge. The american are lucky to have him since he believes in the people and showes while the Congress fails more and more every day. Nothing will change till 2020. So sad

  3. These self appointed hypocrits are in office for one reason to get rich. The congressmen in DC don’t give a rats ass for the US citizens.. They steal, cheat and lie to make money. Baltimore has been in bad shape for many years and will continue to be as long as the citizens there refuse to accept the status as usual and continue to let these hypocrits continue in office.

  4. Yes cummings is responsible for the shit hole Baltimore has become. He has been in office for decades and the city has only declined and now resembles a 3rd world class slum. Is it true cummings lives in a $750,000 house in Baltimore? What does he live in in D.C.?

  5. Cummings whole world revolves around calling some white person a racist. I don’t have to say that, it happens just about every day. He’s made it know since way before Trump was elected President, he hates Trump. I rest my case.

  6. Cummings has failed this country more then just with Baltimore. His actions as setting committee member has had some atrocious outburst because of self interest/party interest rather then what’s in the countries BEST interest.

  7. Baltimore needs help when the Preakness wants to move due to filth and infrastructure issues. Cummings should go to his district and forget the border. The border is a problem Trump will fix without his lack of help.

  8. The President is right. If they gave our country an enema it would be given in Baltimore and that is Mr. Cumming’s district he is the man responsible for cleaning up the mess and he has not done so in how many years in his position? Therefore it is more than a little hypocritical for him to criticize President Trump for a situation on our Border that Congresss has turned a blind eye to for years and expect President Trump to straighten the situation out in less than three years in office while Congress attacks and maligns him and refuses to give him the support and legislation he needs to solve the problem. If I were the President these Bums would not like what I would do to them.

  9. Give “Dumbo”craps” money for a project and for some strange reason it eventually ends up in their pockets! No wonder Baltimore is turning into a shit hole! Cummings! What percent of the money sent to Baltimore is in your pockets right now? Huh?????

  10. Demorats have a deck of 52 race cards ,it is the only card in thier deck they have to play . Trump is not a racist ! The demorats need to get a different deck to deal thier deception from as they have played the race card deck out. 3 years attacking president Trump and he is not aloud to fight back or defend his policies or they label him a racist every other day . These people need to clean up the messes in thier districts and quit the blame game or resign

  11. Trump is the President for everyone. He hates the way the Politicians especially the Demo-rats cry foul when their shortcomings are showcased and backed up with real evidence. Shame on them especially their leaders that look the other way. Cummings, Waters, Nadler, Schiff, Schumer, and Pelosi Plus the Squad are the worst of the worst.

  12. Since “WHEN” have African-Americans “good” Leadership in ANY Government position….???? They are ALL “CROOKS”, just in it for THEMSELVES…..Look at Africa, except for Mandela, all these so-called “leaders” over there keep committing GENOCIDE, STARVE their people…….!!!! It will NEVER “change”

  13. How come the progressives and Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh didn’t pontificate as to just how racist Bernie Sanders was when running for President in 2016 when declaring Baltimore was worse then a third world city and specifically the worst condition of any city in America. Liberals / leftist / socialist / democrats, lie and speak out of both sides of their mouths, when in reality they just don’t want to help these poor cities like Trump, DOES and WILL. Actions speak louder than words Elijah and the Democrats.

  14. How come the progressives and Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh don’t pontificate as to just how racist Bernie Sanders was when he said, while running for President in 2016 “Baltimore was worse then a third world city and specifically the worst condition of any city in America”.

  15. Yeah, Baltimore is a fucking dumb. Obama, Pelosi, Schiff, Shumer and all of the fucked up Democrats have shit for brains. They are destroying our country. All of the big cities ruled by Democrats are a fucking mess. These assholes caused it all.

  16. Cummings is one of reasons people are leaving Baltimore in droves. At least those that can. Others are left behind in Cummings shit hole. The city is infested with ineffective and corrupt leadership and Cummings fits that description quite well. The only time he exerts himself is when he has a gavel in his hand. It is painful to see the place I was born and raised turned into a such an ugly mess. Cummings doesn’t care he will get reelected and again do nothing to improve his community. He spends more time bashing Trump than doing his job. First step is to vote his sorry ass out then get someone who really cares about Baltimore and it’s people.

  17. you can pick ANY CITY RUN BY DEMONCRAPS, any one , the crime rate is extremely high, the homelessness is rampant, the people do not have a voice in any council meeting,they are ‘TIMED OUT’ or worse locked out. the vermin are running wild in the core city, the garbage is counted by the tonage that needs cleaned up, the streets are like a war-zone with mortar holes , far past pot-holes. the police are on stand-down or slow down because of NON-SUPPORT, why bother making the effort to arrest a perp when they will be released before they finish the paper-work? the citys are far beyond the shit-hole status . ALL BECAUSE OF THE RACIST SCREAMING DEMOCRAPS.

  18. When a Democrat is elected to run a city or a state, can poop in the streets, rats, trash, homelessness, drug use and drug paraphernalia on the streets and air borne disease be far behind? We’ve all seen that the color of the Democrat doesn’t make a difference, the outcome is the same. It’s policy and not race that leads to the problem. Elijah Cummings is a contributor to the squalor in Baltimore, though he has a lot of help. Cummings is more than a destroyer of cities, he also seems to be a crook-he and his wife seem to have irons in the fire which legally shouldn’t be. I guess he wants to make enough money that he won’t have to live in the mess he helped to create.

  19. The four legged rats run rampant thru the city of Baltimore. Diseases which were eradicated in the 1600’s are back with a vengeance in liberal Democrat controlled cities. One must be more weary of the two legged rats that infest our cities and states. Next to the definition of RAT is Elijah Cummings picture along with his disgusting criminal wife who is an embezzler! Why won’t she (Cummings wife) submit her tax returns for our perusal as President Trump asked? The black folks of Baltimore have openly said Cummings has done NOTHING for the people of Baltimore. The mayor of Baltimore has said on camera that the city smells of dead rats! Cummings is nothing more than a MORON who has the nerve to criticize the conditions at the southern border when they are spic and span compared to the trash heap he has created in the great city of Baltimore.

  20. What do you expect from yet another insane liberal demotard tyrunt? Another great example of these idiots at work. Cummings should go to jail, as should all insane liberal demotard tyrunts. They earn the name now, WEAR IT! JAIL TIME IS YOUR FUTURE….

  21. EVERYWHERE demonrats rule become cesspools and ghost towns. Demons seek filth, degradation, and anarchy. When the populous becomes disenfranchised, they are easier to control.
    The demonrats maintain their rule with freebies and empty promises. They indoctrinate future generations with omitted and altered history lessons, by removing evidence of the past, and censoring speech.
    It is not hard to agree with the President. It is as plain as daylight. Cummings is pond scum bacterial growth living on a failing host. He lies for a living, and wouldn’t know what normal folks do, need or want. He exaggerated his description of the shelters at the border. I’d believe the CBP agents before I hear what he has to say. Just like the dingbat AOC, when she said all the poor criminal immigrants had to “drink water from toilets”. Any normal taxpayer knows that no matter what those criminals have at the border, it’s NOTHING like sleeping on open ground in the desert; or packed in a cargo van like sardines with no food, water, or ventilation.
    The demonrats refused funding. Housekeeping is over-worked and understaffed. So, the shelters stink. You can’t tell me Cummings’ toilet never stinks. People walk by him and turn their noses.
    Cummings needs to go away and stay away. All the demonrats in congress have cesspools in their home districts. Think about it. No matter where or who, what is their district REALLY like?
    They ALL should go home and fix their districts. Then, maybe, they can come back to Washington and give their advice.

  22. Baltimore is a shit hole just like the rest of the liberal run cities!! These shit holes have been run by democrats for over 50 years!!!

  23. Elijah Cummings has failed his district, Baltimore, Maryland and this country. He should be so ashamed of his actions that he disappears. Unfortunately, he has no ethics, no morals and no honor so his despicable actions don’t bother him. The clowns from Hollywood etc. that support him are just as lacking in human decency as he is, however, those are forced to live in his district have verified the squalid conditions Trump talks about.

  24. President Trump is ABSOLUTELY right about Elijah Cummings failing Baltimore. Elijah Cummings is the most selfish man in Maryland. He considers his constituents and the people of the City a bunch of stupid Jigaboos he can wrap around his fingers and abuse. Look at who the real racist is: Elijah Cummings.

  25. Absolutely he was right when he addressed the issue! If he didn’t who would
    have, Cummings😳? President Trump also addressed a man by the name
    Cummings not a Black Man and not a Color simply a person! But of course
    the real racist had to make it a President Racist thingy hoping the Left Wing
    News Media will stamp on the foreheads of the weak minded! 🤔🇺🇸🇺🇸

  26. I DON’T KNOW WHY EVERYONE IS UPSET. THIS IS NORMAL SHIT FOR NIGGERS. ANYWHERE AMERICA YOU SEE THEM LIVING IN FILTH. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE SUBHUMAN BEINGS.

  27. cummings takes a picture that looks like a typical bully and he really is, shouts at people to try to dominate, threatens people in an attempt to scare them, and if all else fails repeats and does not let anyone else talk, he needs someone to take him outside and slap the mouth off him

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