President Donald Trump on Monday continues his comments on Baltimore amid the partisan outrage over the president’s claim on Cummings’ district, saying he is ready for a call to bring Baltimore back.
“Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard! The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe…even to new heights of success and glory, but not with King Elijah and that crew. When the leaders of Baltimore want to see the City rise again, I am in a very beautiful oval shaped office waiting for your call!” President Trump wrote in a tweet.
Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard! The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
An op-ed published by the Baltimore Sun on Nov. 9, 2016 – the day Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election – stated “Trump’s right: Declare Baltimore a ‘disaster’ and rebuild it.”
“Mr. Trump said on the campaign trail that he would “empower cities and states to seek a federal disaster designation for blighted communities in order to initiate the rebuilding of vital infrastructure, the demolition of abandoned properties and the increased presence of law enforcement.” Now that he’s captured the presidency, let’s hope he follows through,” wrote the author.
President Trump intends to keep his promise to Baltimore. Yet he underscored “not with King Elijah and that crew.”
Baltimore has had a long history of violent crime, being per capita one of the most violent cities in the country. Since 2015 – the deadliest ever with 344 homicides, and the number of homicides continues to exceed 300 each year.
Established in 1792, Baltimore has seen better days as it was the first boomtowns in the United States. Today, it’s known for drug-infested streets, failing schools, corrupt police department and power-hungry City Hall. “Baltimore suffers after decades of mismanagement,” according to the National Review.
The Best Places shows the Baltimore unemployment rate is 5.9% far above the US average (3.9%), the household income of a Baltimore resident is far lower than the US average, prompting the negative comments: “there is no way you want to live in Baltimore.”
While Democrats and would-be presidential rivals have leaned into the president, casting him as a racist, Baltimore residents are calling for help.