Ain’t that a kick in the head?
Less than two days since President Trump referred to Rep. Elijah Cummings’ congressional district as a “rat and rodent infested mess, the Commander-in-Chief has been branded a racist.”
But now comes time for the rhetorical question: Is it racist to tell the truth?
Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through “Oversight.” He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district! Take a look…. #BlacksForTrump2020 https://t.co/seNVESZUht
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Whether Rep. Cummings is culpable, at least partially, for the state of affairs in The Heroin Capital of America is certainly up for debate. But nonetheless, the crime and poverty in Baltimore are factual, not opinion.
Case in point, here are just a few headline links originating from Charm City (via WJZ-TV (CBS affiliate, Baltimore) during the past few days;
- Mother Pistol-Whipped While Holding 5-Week-Old Son During Robbery In Baltimore
- Baltimore Police Say Deputy Commissioner Was Robbed At Gun Point in SE Baltimore
- Baltimore Police Department Civilian Employee Robbed Just Days After Deputy Commissioner
In spite of both Maryland and Baltimore having some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation (ostensibly to fight crime), the Breitbart.com news portal recently noted;
In February, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis sharply criticized Baltimore’s city officials by stating he would not comply if Maryland lawmakers passed a bill regarding long gun licensing and confiscation.
“Law-abiding citizens are repeatedly being penalized because of Baltimore City’s inability to control their crime. And I’m sorry — I’m not someone’s puppet,” Lewis said.
“We’re gonna let them know that we are sick and tired of being penalized for Baltimore City’s inability to control crime. If these bills pass, we will not comply,” he concluded.