Because Rep. Elijah Cummings is a civil rights icon, he is untouchable. Cummings represents a congressional district in Baltimore. His district includes most of the majority-black precincts of Baltimore County. He’s been in office since 1996. Cummings is now the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
During a hearing of his committee on July 18, Cummings shrieked at acting head of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan about the conditions of the illegal immigrant detention facilities. He repeatedly kept McAleenan from attempting to speak and shouted at him:
“I’m talking about human beings. I’m not talking about people that come from, as the president said, shitholes. These are human beings. Human beings. Just trying to live a better life.”
When McAleenan said his department was “doing our level best,” Cummings shut him off again and continued to shriek:
“What does that mean? What does that mean? When a child is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower? Come on man. What’s that about? None of us would have our children in that position.”
President Trump did not take kindly to the outrageous treatment of McAleenan. He tweeted:
“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men and women of the 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 and well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rate and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place.”
That’s all it took for the race card to be dealt from the bottom of the deck. The lapdog media had a field day quoting all the Democrats, from Pelosi on down, calling Trump a racist for daring to attack Cummings and his largely black district.
Let’s take a look at what Cummings said. Children sitting in their own shit? He must have gotten that from the same source who told AOC that the detainees were having to drink out of the crapper.
On the other hand, Trump was right about Cummings being a bully and Baltimore being a rat and rodent infested mess. While taking a tour of East Baltimore a year ago, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said:
“What the hell? We should just take all this shit down. Woah, you can smell the rats. Whew, Jesus. Oh my God, you can smell the dead animals.”
Oh, where was the race card against Pugh? Can’t play it because she is black.
But that’s not all. Back in 2015, Bernie Sanders, who has screamed multiple times that Trump is a racist, after touring a black neighborhood in West Baltimore, said:
“Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation. You would think that you were in a Third World country.”
Let’s see now. By Democratic standards Trump is a racist for calling Baltimore a rat and rodent infested mess. Aha, by referring to Baltimore as a third world country, that makes presidential candidate Bernie Sanders a racist too. But the Democrats won’t pull the race card from the bottom of the deck because he is running on their ticket.
In a Washington Post interview on Tuesday, Trump also compared Baltimore to the Central American country of Honduras, saying: “Baltimore is worse than Honduras, okay? If you look at the number of shootings, the number of crimes, the number of everything, Baltimore is worse than Honduras, okay?”
Trump, like many of us, may be a racist. But when he attacks AOC’s squad and Cummings, he is not attacking them because they are persons of color, he’s attacking them for what they say and stand for. When he describes Baltimore as being like a shithole, it’s because Baltimore is a shithole. And that does not make our President a racist!
Trump’s correct characterization of Baltimore even attracted a rodent from Red Bill de Blasio’s rat-infested city. Al Sharpton, the Tawana Brawley hoaxer and instigator of the Crown Heights riot, happened to be in Baltimore Monday on a previously planned trip. Here is what that rodent said:
“Little did I know that Mr. Trump was going to attack the congressman from this city. But not only the congressman but the people of this city, in the most bigoted and racist way.”
“He attacks everybody. I know Donald Trump. He’s not mature enough to take criticism. He’s like a child. But he has a particular venom for blacks and people of color. He doesn’t refer to any of his other opponents or critics as ‘infested.’ He does not attack their districts. He attacks Nancy Pelosi. He attacks Chuck Schumer. He attacks other whites but never said their districts or states are places no human being wants to live.”
With his sordid history, Sharpton has absolutely no business attacking Trump, or anyone else for that matter.
Then there is Kamala Harris. Oops, Kamala must have made a terrible mistake by pulling the race card on Joe Biden during the first presidential debate when she attacked him for supporting two ‘racist’ senators way back when. That card was supposed to be dealt only to Trump and other Republicans.
The most recent polls show that 51 percent of Americans believe Trump is a racist. Well, no wonder when the public has been bombarded day after day ever since Charlottesville with multiple descriptions on TV and in the printed press of Trump as a racist. Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” The Democrats and the lapdog media are doing Goebbels proud.
On Tuesday, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason L. Riley wrote: “The news media has spent the past week trying to rehabilitate the reputations of Baltimore and Al Sharpton, which is more evidence that they’ll try just about anything to advance the Democratic Party’s Trump-is-a-racist storyline.”
And here is a fact Trump failed to mention. After St. Louis, Baltimore has the highest per capita homicide rate of America’s largest cities, exceeding that of Chicago. 90 percent of the murders in Baltimore are black on black.
Ach mein lieber Gott im Himmel, by mentioning that 90 percent of the murders in Baltimore are black on black, I’ve just exposed myself as a racist.