Despite the fact that The Baltimore Sun wrote a scathing editorial Sunday trashing President Donald J. Trump for insulting the city, and called Trump and his supporters “white supremacists,” records indicate that the paper agreed with Trump’s assessment of the city in 2016.
“Donald J. Trump is known for his hyperbole, but not all of his ideas are a stretch. Our inner cities are a ‘disaster,’ as he said in the final presidential debate — and they should be officially declared so,” Sean Kennedy said in a Baltimore Sun opinion piece on November 9, 2016, the day after Trump was elected.
“The idea is radical, revolutionary and just what urban America needs: a federal disaster declaration for our most impoverished neighborhoods hard hit by crime, urban blight and economic malaise,” the piece continued. “When the president declares an area to be a disaster, additional federal assistance can be applied while regulations and rules for rebuilding and revitalizing the affected area are often waived or reduced.”
That’s a stark contrast from the paper’s Sunday take on Trump, which said “it’s better to have a few rats than be one.”
The Sun took issue with a couple of Tweets squeezed out by Trump on Saturday, in which he said the city was a “rat and rodent infested mess.”
….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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
So which is it, Baltimore Sun?
Either Trump is a racist for discussing your lousy city – which makes you racists for doing the same – or you’re a bunch of liberal hacks who are desperate for attention.
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