President Trump attended a campaign rally on Thursday, Aug. 1, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and speaking to a crowd of thousands of lively supporters, he intensified his criticism of the state of American cities and has shown no signs of backing down. This comes after a week of Twitter feuding with Democrats following his comments about the state of Baltimore—that were labeled “racist.”

“No one has paid a higher price for the far left’s destructive agenda than Americans living in our nation’s inner cities. They have paid a dear price,” he told supporters at the U.S. Bank Arena. His criticism included California, calling it “a disgrace to our country.” The president holds Democrats accountable for the failure to turn things around.

“For decades these communities have been run exclusively by Democrat politicians and it’s been total one-party control of the inner cities. For 100 years it’s been one-party control, and look at them,” said the president.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, on Aug. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

President Trump attributes the state of the cities to the way they have been run or mismanaged, and the missing funds, “stolen money, and it’s a shame. They’ve been led exclusively by Democrats, and look at ’em, we can name one after another, but I won’t, because I don’t want to be controversial. We want no controversy.” But he went on to say, “So many of these mayors, so many of them are in jail, that’s where they are.”

The president had more words to say about the “disgraceful” conditions in California, “Look at Los Angeles, with the tents, and the horrible, horrible disgusting conditions,” Trump added as reported by Fox News. “Look at San Francisco. And then you have a governor who invites the whole world to come into California, we’ll pay for your health care. .. Who wouldn’t come up? How crazy is this?”

The president had some suggestions for Democrats to improve the conditions, “Today, I have a simple proposal for Democrat leaders to support legislation to end illegal migration, and we will use the vast savings to rebuild our inner cities,” Trump said. “That’s the way we should be doing it,” he said.

As the rally came to a close, the president made light reference to special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on any Russian intervention in the 2016 US elections: “He was sharp as a tack,” he quipped.

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