Trump Is Absolutely Correct — Baltimore Is a 'Disgusting, Rat and Rodent Infested Mess'
Decades of Democrat rule have turned many of our largest American cities into dystopian wastelands.
On Saturday, President Trump called out the atrocious and heartbreaking living conditions in the congressional district represented by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
Cummings, who represents most of Baltimore, has been extremely critical of Border Patrol agents and the administration’s handling of the illegal alien invasion.
“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA,” the president tweeted.
The president went on to say the border camps, while crowded, are clean, efficient, and well run.
On the other hand, he said Cummings’ district is “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”
The mainstream media immediately accused President Trump of being racist because the congressional district is mostly populated by people of color.
CNN news anchor Victor Blackwell falsely said the president was insinuating that “it’s about black and brown people.”
So I decided to do some research to find out whether or not what the president tweeted about Baltimore was fact or fiction. Here are my findings:
ALLEGATION: Baltimore is considered the worst-run city in America.
The BBC featured the city in a scathing report on poverty in America. At least 25% of the people in Cummings’ congressional district live in poverty.
“If you want to know what poverty in America looks like, well this is it,” the BBC reporter declared.
One resident told the television network that “despair is a way of living” in a congressional district where second and third generations of Americans live in poverty.
The resident said the houses are “rat infested, regardless of what you do as a person living there, roaches, mice, an epidemic of bed bugs.”
“The neighborhoods have fallen apart. Not because the people are bad people,” the man said.
Baltimore city schools are among the lowest in the state of Maryland, according to the CBS television affiliate in Baltimore.
ALLEGATION: Baltimore is infested with rats and rodents.
According to Orkin Pest Control, Baltimore is one of the most rat-infested cities in America. The pest control company ranks Baltimore number six on its list. All of the top 10 most rat-infested cities are controlled by Democrats, by the way.
ALLEGATION: Baltimore is a filthy mess.
In April, the Baltimore Sun editorial board called out the city’s trashy reputation.
“Food containers, balled up clothes, paper, banana peels, plastic bags and tons of other pieces of litter line the shoulders of roads, pile up in alleys and are strewn across fields and yards. Not only is it unsightly and contributes to a rodent problem, but it can create a glum and gloomy feel in a time when the city is already facing self-esteem issues because of high crime and the scandal surrounding the University Maryland Medical System and Mayor Catherine Pugh, who’s now on an indefinite leave, and her Healthy Holly books. If anything, the city needs a major scrubbing to help restore some of its faith and image,” the editorial board wrote.
ALLEGATION: Baltimore is a dangerous city.
Baltimore is deadlier than Chicago and Detroit, according to crime statistics released by the FBI. It had the highest homicide rate in the nation in 2018, USA Today reports.
GunViolenceArchives.org reports that Baltimore was responsible for more than half of incidents involving guns in Maryland. And Baltimore accounted for nearly half of murders involving a weapon.
FINAL ANALYSIS: President Trump is absolutely correct to call Maryland’s 7th Congressional District a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
The mainstream media made this about race, not the president. He was simply pointing out the horrible living conditions in a city and congressional district controlled by Democrats.
“Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately,” the president tweeted.
The president is absolutely right to demand an investigation of Rep. Cummings. Why is your district such a mess, sir?