Bernie Sanders criticizes Trump for his & # 39; racist & # 39; comments on Baltimore – four years after he compared the city to a & # 39; Third World country & # 39;
- On Saturday, Trump called West Baltimore & # 39; rat and rodent infected & # 39; and & # 39; nasty & # 39;
- The president was criticized by prominent Democrats including the House Speaker
- Trump & # 39; s election team dug out clips from Bernie Sanders who also criticized Baltimore
- Sanders said about the area: & # 39; You would think you were in a third world country & # 39;
- His comments referred to the lack of infrastructure and vacancies at the local level
Bernie Sanders has launched a devastating criticism of the President following the & # 39; racist & # 39; comments from Trump on & # 39; rat-ridden & # 39; Baltimore – four years after he left the city with a & # 39; Third World country & # 39; had compared.
When Sanders was asked about the president's comments, the senator said it is incredible that we have a president of the United States who is attacking American cities, who is attacking Americans, who is attacking someone who is a friend of mine & # 39 ;.
He told CNN: & # 39; I find it interesting that when we have rural Republican districts, life expectancy drops, where the inner city is boarded up, where people are struggling.
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The complete comments from Sanders at the time were: & # 39; Anyone who has taken the walk that we have taken in this neighborhood would not think that you are in a rich nation. You would think you were in a third world country & # 39;
& # 39; And people struggle in rural America, they struggle in urban America, they struggle in suburban America.
Our job is to bring people together to improve life for all people, not to have a racist president who attacks people because they are African-Americans. That is a shame and that is why we will beat this president. & # 39;
But a clip recorded on the campaign track in 2015, during Sanders' first attempt to lead the Democrats, caught the candidate and suggests that the area showed no signs that it was in a developed economy, referring to infrastructure and jobs.
The clip was excavated by a Twitter account called Trump & # 39; s War Room and was shared in the wake of the backlash that Trump received because he said the district of Rep. Elijah Cummings was infected with rats.
The complete comments from Sanders at the time were: & # 39; Anyone who has taken the walk that we have taken in this neighborhood would not think that you are in a rich nation. You would think you were in a third world country.
& # 39; But today we are talking about a community in which half of the people have no job. We are talking about a community in which hundreds of buildings are uninhabitable. & # 39;
The comments were not the first time Sanders chose the congress district because of special criticism. In 2016, he used Baltimore again as an example of America's disproportionate distribution of wealth.
& # 39; Rep, Elijah Cummings is a cheeky bully, screaming and screaming at the great men and women of Border Patrol about the conditions at the Southern Border, while his Baltimore district is MUCH MORE Worse and more dangerous, & # 39; tweeted Trump
He tweeted at the time: & # 39; Residents of the poorest districts of Baltimore have a shorter lifespan than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That's a shame. & # 39;
On Saturday, Trump faced a severe setback, including allegations of racism, after he Cummings & # 39; congress district & # 39; had called a disgusting mess ravaged by rodents. & # 39;
& # 39; Representative, Elijah Cummings has been a cheeky bully who shouted at the great men and women of Border Patrol and shouted about Southern Border conditions, while his Baltimore district is MUCH MORE Worse and more dangerous, & # 39; tweeted Trump.
On Saturday, Trump was faced with fierce setbacks, including allegations of racism, after he Cummings & # 39; congress district & # 39; called a disgusting mess ravaged by rodents & # 39;
& # 39; His district is considered the worst in the US as proven last week during a convention trip, the border is clean, efficient and well run, just very busy. Cumming District is a disgusting mess affected by rats and rodents. If he spent more time in Baltimore, he might be able to help clean up this very dangerous and dirty place, & he said.
Leading democrats call Trump's tweets racist, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and senator Elizabeth Warren, a candidate for 2020 as president.
Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young said that Trump is a disappointment for the people of Baltimore, our country and for the world.
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