After taking some heat from the usual posy of anti-Trump media rats over his necessary critique of Democratic Baltimore District Rep. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore residents have reaffirmed the President’s concerns.
One Baltimore resident, Michelle, blasted Cummings by saying that he “hasn’t done anything” for them.
“I’ve never heard anyone say anything about him [Cummings]. And everyone wants to talk about Donald Trump– Donald Trump this, Donald Trump that. Why is this man over there taking care of people at the border?” she asked.
Michelle weighed in on the situation at the southern border, saying that she wished Rep. Cummings and other Democrats would focus on helping struggling Americans rather than illegals.
“We’re hungry. We need a place to stay. We feel like we’re in a ‘concentration camp,’ and it’s just sad. People worried more about them [illegal immigrants] than his own people,” she continued. “It’s just crazy.”
“So sad that Elijah Cummings has been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore,” Trump wrote in another tweet.
“Statistically, Baltimore ranks last in almost every major category. Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry, but the public is getting wise to the bad job that he is doing!” he added.
Following Trump’s criticism of Cummings’ district, which he called a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) described the remarks as a “racist” attack.
“@RepCummings is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague. We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership,” Pelosi said in response to a Trump tweet that read:
“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……”
Not surprisingly, Pelosi conformed to regular Democrat practices by defaulting to racism. This same Baltimore resident however, aimed to shut down Pelosi’s cheap response.
In another video, Michelle addressed the widespread left-wing criticism that Trump is a “racist.”
“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,” she said.
“What he said was definitely true. [Cummings] hasn’t done anything for us” Michelle added referring to Trump’s tweets about Cummings.
Michelle continued saying that Cummings is “worried more about [caring for illegal aliens at the border] than his own people”
The facts support Michelle and Trump’s criticisms of the district and Cummings, as Baltimore is on track to top 300 annual homicides for the 5th consecutive year.
To make matters worse, Baltimore’s 2017 homicide rate was 56 per 100,000 people. This puts it at a worse rate than Chicago, who comparatively sits at only 24 per 100,000.