Democrats and their allies have wasted little time attacking President Donald Trump over his tweets about Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district.
But a resurfaced clip from 2015 shows former President Barack Obama trashing Baltimore for horrendous conditions and crime.
Following the Baltimore riots in 2015, Obama lamented about communities in the area that are struggling with “abject poverty,” “no investment,” and drugs.
The former president blamed the riots on the lack of opportunity in Baltimore as well as soaring crime rates, a lack of adequate education opportunities, and drug abuse.
At the time, Obama said riots are likely to occur “if you have impoverished communities that have been stripped away of opportunities, where children are born into abject poverty, they’ve got parents — often because of substance abuse problems, or incarceration, or lack of education themselves — can’t do right by their kids.”
Obama went on to say that there are “no fathers who can provide guidance to young men,” and that “drugs are flooding the community.”
Ironically enough, Obama’s comments sound incredibly similar to what President Donald Trump recently said about Baltimore.
Late last week, Trump called out Democrats for allowing the liberal-run city to become “rat infested,” “filthy,” and “overrun with crime.”
Trump also called out Cummings’ failure to keep up his with congressional district, which includes part of 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,” Trump tweeted.
He added: “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.”
Amazing to see that when Trump calls out a problem, he’s smeared as a racist.
But when Obama says the exact same thing, the media outright refuse to cover it.