Sanders, who was in Baltimore at the time, said:
“Anyone took the walk we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation. You would think you were in a third world country.”
Trump took to Twitter on Monday, calling Bernie “crazy.”
Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard! The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
Sanders responded online shortly thereafter.
Trump's lies and racism never end.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 29, 2019
While I have been fighting to lift the people of Baltimore and elsewhere out of poverty with good paying jobs, housing and health care, he has been attacking workers and the poor. https://t.co/7N0K4GQgEO
Trump initially tweeted out some harsh remarks about politician Elijah Cummings and Baltimore over the weekend. In those tweets, Trump said Cummings had “been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore,” and that he had “hurt innocent people.”
So sad that Elijah Cummings has been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore. Statistically, Baltimore ranks last in almost every major category. Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry, but the public is getting wise to the bad job that he is doing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
“Elijah Cummings has had his chance to address it (crime & conditions in Baltimore) for decades, and he hasn’t gotten it done.” @PeteHegseth @foxandfriends How can he get it done when he just wants to use his Oversight Committee to hurt innocent people and divide our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
After many criticized POTUS’ tweets, Trump fired back, saying, “Dems always play the race card.”
There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
On Sunday, Trump labeled Cummings a “racist.”
If racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself, perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership. His radical “oversight” is a joke!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
Many disagreed with Trump’s initial statements and “Fox & Friends” defense of Trump.
The thing is sir, you have a history of belittling people of color, Bernie Sanders doesn't.— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) July 29, 2019
Racist and thief.
Not recent. Was not being racist. Advice to all: Trump hopes that if he says word racist often enough, he'll be less afraid of being called out as a racist even though he desperately wants his shrinking base to KNOW he is racist to the core.— Donna Carr (@donnacarrwest) July 29, 2019
But Trump and “Fox & Friends” had some supporters, who found the double standard of the media, democrats and those online to be bothersome.
I find it funny that when Bernie calls Baltimore a “Third World Country” nobody bats an eye, but when Trump does it, it’s racism. Such hypocrisy from the left. #ElijaCummings #trump pic.twitter.com/hUVm2gHVPZ— bob (@wvbcaa) July 29, 2019
Only republicans are racist according to the media and democrats. The double standard is sickening.— RD (@real_defender) July 29, 2019
What do you think of “Fox & Friends” comparing Sanders’ 2015 comments on Baltimore to Donald Trump’s 2019 tweets about the city? Was “Fox & Friends” right to compare the two? Is the media being too harsh on Trump and not harsh enough on Sanders? Let us know in the comments below.
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