…make it Derek Hunter’s latest commentary at townhall.com.


Well, here are a few excerpts that might answer that question:

Liberal pearls were clutched from coast to coast again the other day when President Donald Trump tweeted about the Baltimore Congressional district of Elijah Cummings. “Racism,” they cried, mostly because they cry that in response to any criticism who, to use another of their broken record responses, happens to be a “person of color.” Well, I lived in that district from 2001 till 2014, I watched people recoil when I told them. President Trump was too kind.

To give the full context of the president’s tweets, since unless you follow him on Twitter you’ve likely only heard small portions of them, he wrote, “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. 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.”

First off, Cummings did attack the acting Secretary of Homeland Security the week before, screaming at Kevin McAleenan over the conditions in which illegal aliens are held at the border. 

Second, the district Cummings represents is one of the poorest in the country. Whereas illegal aliens have three meals per day and a roof over their heads, many in Cummings’s district do not. It encompasses most of west Baltimore, which makes my hometown of Detroit look prosperous. 

Third, crime in west Baltimore is the only growth industry…

The city has a huge rat problem. It’s so bad, one of the most popular bumper stickers in the city has a silhouette of a rat with “Balt” written on it and “Charm City, USA,” ironically under it. Rats don’t thrive in clean areas. And neither does hope.

Baltimore city schools are a disgrace. They’re near the top in spending and near the bottom in results. The schools have “misplaced” tens of millions of dollars, no one in city government seems to care or is ever held accountable. 

There’s a lot more equally compelling reading in Mr. Hunter’s piece….which is why, before you consider joining the amen chorus and declaring President Trump a racist for doing nothing other than saying, in his admittedly barroom loudmouth-quality way, what everyone seems to already know about Baltimore, I suggest you use the link I’ve provided and read it all.  Maybe even mention it to a few of your friends.

Fair enough?


  • I’m starting to think Trump should declare Baltimore a Federal Disaster Area then send in HUD, FEMA and any other agency that can help fix the problems there.

    • Interesting idea. But my guess is that, if he did, every other failed city in the country would immediately demand the same – and then, in short order, blame Trump and his administration for the condition the cities are in.

      • Just like my plan for fixing broken countries, fix them one city at a time. With the strength of the newly created/fixed cities they in turn help to fix the next ones. Build on top of build.

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