President Trump has come under attack for his controversial assessment of America’s inner cities, particularly Baltimore.
Democrats have of course called him racist. However, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh appears to share the same assessment of the city.
According to The Daily Wire:
As the media and Democratic Party tries to portray President Donald Trump’s tweets about Baltimore as racist, a resurfaced clip from last year shows Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh complaining about the poor conditions in part of the city, specifically “rats” and “dead animals.”
Pugh made the remarks during a Fox 45 segment while touring a Baltimore neighborhood that was supposed to highlight her “violence-reduction initiative.”
As Pugh toured the neighborhood, she said: “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.”
FLASHBACK: Fox 45 news report in September 2018 with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh:
“What the hell? We should just take all this shit down.”
“Whoa, you can smell the rats.” pic.twitter.com/BqhsL2Dsx7
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 28, 2019
The viral video clip came in response to media figures and Democrats falsely claiming that the president’s tweets on Saturday were racist. Nowhere in Trump’s tweets did he refer to race as he called out the poor living conditions inside Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ (MD) district.
….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming 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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Despite many Democrats sharing a similar assessment of Baltimore and other inner cities in America it appears it is only racist when Trump points it out.