Since Donald Trump descended from the escalators to announce his candidacy for President in 2015, he has been subject to attacks and criticisms from all sides. Some are earned, as President Trump has a habit of shooting from the hip and tweeting every thought. Many, though, are a by-product of massive Trump Derangement Syndrome that has gripped the mainstream left. There is a new leader in the clubhouse with the latest accusations that Trump is a racist because he told the same truth about Baltimore that Democrats have been saying for years.
This latest Trump attack began when Baltimore resident and political commentator Kimberly Klacik appeared on Fox News to report on the terrible conditions in Representative Elijah Cummings district. An hour later, Trump tweeted about it when bashing the local Member of Congress. “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”
What Trump said is undoubtedly true. Everyone knows that Baltimore has become a disgusting shell of its former self. Klacik’s appearance on Fox News and subsequent video evidence via Twitter prove that beyond a doubt. That didn’t stop every Dem from jumping to a microphone and camera to call Trump a racist.
What was racist about Trump’s tweet? By leftist logic, since Baltimore is majority Black, and Rep. Cummings is Black, then the tweets are racist. Legitimate criticism cannot be charged at Black people, according to the left. This accusation has been utilized at every political level, up to and including Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Warren said, “Donald Trump once again is a racist who makes ever more outrageous racist remarks.” CNNs Brian Stelter and Fox New’s Chris Wallace joined in the fun of accusing the President of racism.
Trump has an uncanny ability to make his enemies look foolish. They are defending Baltimore now, but back in 2015 Bernie Sanders compared Baltimore to a “Third World” country. In 2016 he tweeted “Residents of Baltimore’s poorest boroughs have lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That is a disgrace.” In 1989, Mike Millers, Maryland’s current State Senate President, said ““Baltimore is a fucking ghetto…it is shit.” In 2018, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said while touring Baltimore “”What the hell? We should just take all this shit down.” and “Whoa, you can smell the rats.”
The Baltimore Sun, who is now accusing Trump of racism, has had years of headlines thrown back at them. As the homework newspaper, they have reported on the filth, the crime, the rat problem, the economic issues, everything. There was even a 2016 op-ed entitled “Trump’s Right: Declare Baltimore a ‘Disaster’ and Rebuild It”. If Baltimore is being judged by someone they hate, now they deem the city to be a precious jewel, with no issues at all.
This is the height of Trump Derangement Syndrome. The complete inability to look at something for what it is, and only see it as the opposite of what Trump says it is, completely removes the decision making and thought processing ability from the minds of the left. They have no coherent thoughts about any topic. It has become “if Trump says it, it must be false.” They go even further and declare that anyone who votes for Trump is ALSO a racist. That is their 2020 strategy. Divide the country via Trump’s Twitter feed, and those who agree are irredeemable racists.
You don’t need to hate Trump or like Trump to take a statement he says at face value. Trump is right, the people of Baltimore deserve better than what they are currently getting form their leadership. And the decades of voting for Democrats are making things worse, not better. Democrats have no incentive to make Baltimore better, but they will only use it as a tool to preach socialist takeover and accuse anyone who disagrees a racist.
Moshe Hill is a political journalist who has written for The Daily Wire, The Queens Jewish Link and The Jewish Link of New Jersey. He is regularly featured on ‘The Josh M Show’ podcast. Subscribe to aHillwithaview.com for more content from Moshe Hill. Like him on Facebook at facebook.com/ahillwithaview and follow on Twitter @TheMoHill.