Pro-Trumpers Clean Baltimore Garbage, So Baltimore Sun Piece Complains They Made Poor People Look Bad


These days, no good deed goes unpunished by leftists.

Who could possibly have a problem with anyone — even supporters of President Donald Trump — volunteering to clean up a dirty, impoverished community?

That would be The Baltimore Sun. In an opinion piece published Tuesday, the newspaper actually took issue with activists taking a broom to a West Baltimore neighborhood.

If the volunteers’ action wasn’t political — as pro-Trump activist Scott Presler insisted — then “why all the videos of Baltimore residents thanking Mr. Trump for bringing attention to the issue?” The Sun asked.

The publication was referring to Presler’s tweets about the clean-up effort.

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Do you think The Baltimore Sun was wrong to doubt the volunteers?

Granted, the recent kerfuffle between Trump and Rep. Elijah Cummings about the latter’s 7th Congressional District inspired Presler and members of his cleaning crew, as The Sun reported. But how else would such a considerate endeavor be politically motivated?

Cummings and his cohorts naturally accused Trump of being “racist” because he pointed out the West Baltimore community was dilapidated and infested.

That is the unproductive, time-wasting game Democrats play: When Trump criticizes a predominantly white neighborhood, he’s a bully; if he calls out a town that’s primarily black, he must be racist.

On one hand, there is constructive and valid criticism of the president and his supporters — and then there’s what Democrats and mainstream media outlets do.

In the case of those pro-Trump street sweepers who were trying to make Cummings’ community appear more presentable, The Sun’s editorial board looked that gift horse in the mouth and kicked its teeth.

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You’re probably thinking, “There must be more to this story, because why would any American criticize another for volunteering to lend a hand?” At least that’s how most normal human beings would view the situation.

Nope, there isn’t more to the story. The Sun insinuated those good Samaritans were indirectly trying to make West Baltimore residents look lazy: “If a crowd of volunteers could clean up 12 tons of trash in 12 hours, how incompetent and helpless must Baltimoreans be if they can’t manage it in decades, right?”

The activists hauled in and did away with 12 tons of trash. The Sun’s succinct summary: “Call us skeptical.”

Skeptical is putting it mildly; The Sun is throwing shade.

But that won’t stop Presler from pursuing similar undertakings in Los Angeles and New Jersey, as he told Fox News.

Good for Presler. Good for West Baltimore and any additional districts he helps to brighten up.

If only The Sun wasn’t too thin-skinned to appreciate pro-Trumpers improving its own backyard.

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James Luksic has been a writer and editor for a panoply of publications and websites for 30 years.
James Luksic has been a writer and editor for a panoply of publications, corporations and websites -- including Montecito Journal, Dayton Daily News and Lexis-Nexis -- for 30 years.