Another day, another historic meltdown over a tweet.
On Saturday, President Trump called out Democrat Representative Elijah Cummings on the dangerous and dirty conditions of the city of Baltimore…and Democrats all over the country lost their shit. Trump wrote in two tweets:
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
While everyone on the left went into Anaphylactic shock over the calling it racist because Trump criticized a black person and even making the argument that the phrase “rat-infested” was some kind of alt-right code word that really meant “black people”, everyone else was too busy wondering how pointing out Baltimore’s rich and obvious history with violence is somehow racist…enter David Simon.
Simon for those who don’t know is the creator of the HBO series “The Wire” a show that displays the mass corruption of the city of Baltimore that is plagued with drug crimes, corrupt governments, and a corrupt legal system. The show is universally praised as one of the greatest tv shows of all time despite the fact that it portrays Baltimore as a lack of a better term, a shithole. But now that Trump has publicly denounced the city’s violence, now it is now racist to have such opinions and Simon went off on those online.
“If this empty-suit, race-hating fraud had to actually visit West Baltimore for five minutes and meet any of the American citizens who endure there, he’d wet himself.”
If this empty-suit, race-hating fraud had to actually visit West Baltimore for five minutes and meet any of the American citizens who endure there, he’d wet himself. https://t.co/QBSed1S4c8
— David Simon (@AoDespair) July 27, 2019
Why Simon? Is that because the overall crime rate in West Baltimore is 242% higher than the national average? Or in West Baltimore, you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of any crime? Simon then tries to ‘clarify’ that he wasn’t calling Baltimore a dangerous city but he was trying to argue that Trump couldn’t handle the city due to race.
It means the president, if he stepped out of his limo and found himself suddenly a racial minority, would wet himself on that fundamental alone. The humanity of those he encountered could not matter to him; only their lack of whiteness and his discomfort. So he won’t come.
It means the president, if he stepped out of his limo and found himself suddenly a racial minority, would wet himself on that fundamental alone. The humanity of those he encountered could not matter to him; only their lack of whiteness and his discomfort. So he won't come. https://t.co/kkU8MggT3G
— David Simon (@AoDespair) July 27, 2019
So to be clear, according to Simon, Trump would be far more worried about the city being too black than the city’s absurd crime statistics because you know…he’s a racist.
According to FBI data, Baltimore had “the worst murder rate of all U.S. big cities in 2017.” CBS Baltimore noted that Baltimore’s 342 homicides resulted in a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people of cities with more than 500,000 citizens. Last year marked the “fourth year in a row where the dangerous city’s murder rate passed the 300-mark,” Breitbart News reported. Additionally, Baltimore’s 2018 homicide rate was higher than Honduras and “nearly the same as in El Salvador,” with a rate of “51 per 100,000 residents.” Even Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Danny Murphy was robbed at gunpoint last week.
Democrats are currently on route to Baltimore in order to stick it to Trump and show everyone how great the city truly is…good luck.