Where Was the Outrage When Bernie Compared Baltimore Neighborhoods to Third World Slums?
When President Donald Trump says or tweets something, it’s “racist” and tantamount to the sky falling. When a Democrat does the same thing, it’s acceptable — not a problem.
Got that? It’s the modus operandi of leftists and Democrats.
It’s beyond hypocritical but also intentional and won’t stop unless Trump is defeated in 2020. They’ve admitted as much; it isn’t our imagination.
For the most recent example, look at the uproar involving Baltimore — specifically, Rep. Elijah Cummings’ 7th Congressional District in Maryland.
Last week, Trump tweeted controversial criticisms of Cummings and dilapidated neighborhoods in Baltimore.
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……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Right on cure, many expressed outrage and called the president a “racist” (again).
Enter Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont senator who in 2015 referred to a Baltimore neighborhood — in Cummings’ district — as a “Third World country.”
“We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable,” he said.
Bernie Sanders visited Rep. Elijah Cummings district in 2015. He was shocked by what he saw.
“You would think that you were in a third world country,” Sanders said. “We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable.” pic.twitter.com/nqlCJS34RM
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) July 28, 2019
Per his nature, Trump didn’t hesitate to share those previously mothballed, long-forgotten comments with the world of social media.
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
Sanders isn’t the only one who ripped Baltimore communities prior to Trump’s tweets. Last year, then-Mayor Catherine Pugh bad-mouthed one neighborhood, resorting to profanity in the process.
Apparently, Pugh’s disparaging and vulgar comments weren’t scrutinized or condemned because she’s a black Democrat. Her statements, just like anything said by former President Barack Obama, were automatically viewed as suitable and factual.
If Trump is racist for stating facts about Cumming’s district, what to make of Ben Carson — our nation’s black Housing and Urban Development secretary — echoing the president’s observations?
But then, Democrats aren’t known for anything if not being hypocrites with double standards.
Once again, Trump’s trolling via Twitter has paid off: Leftists and the mainstream media rushed to defend Cummings’ ineptitude and a godforsaken community. This scenario is not unlike Democrats’ and media’s recent knee-jerk reaction to support the radical, distaff Democratic “squad” comprising Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
The host of “The Larry O’Connor Show” was among those on social media who picked up on the commander in chief’s strategy.
Let me just understand this correctly…
Trump has forced Democrats (and the media) into a corner where they are holding up Baltimore as the pinnacle of their urban policies and Al Sharpton as their hero and elder statesman of the party?
This guy is freaking brilliant.
— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) July 29, 2019
Indeed, what’s being lost on Cummings is that he was played like a Steinway — which is ironic, given that he is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
It’s the same old Democratic parlor game: When your back is against the wall, simply shuffle race cards into the deck. Between now and the 2020 election, cries of “Trump is racist!” will pollute the airwaves — while leftists who are documented as sharing his views get a free pass.
Selective and faux outrage is the order of the day. Feel the Bern, for better or worse.
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