The media went into a frenzy over President Trump’s comments about Baltimore.
But the Democrats forgot the horrific state that Baltimore is in.
This top Democrat was left speechless by this one question.
Democrats protested earlier this week when President Trump negotiated a deal with Guatemala that asylum seekers who passed through Guatemala would have to apply for asylum rather than trying to cross into the United States.
They protested that it was unreasonable to expect people to seek shelter in such a crime-ridden country.
But if Guatemala is unsafe, Baltimore is even worse.
Guatemala had a murder rate of about 22 murders per 100,000 people in 2018.
Baltimore had a murder rate of 56 per 100,000 people in 2018.
That is even slightly higher than El Salvador or Honduras.
Baltimore is a city that is filled with poverty and violence.
That is not a matter of opinion, it is a tragic reality.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib addressed reporters at a “tax the rich” event in her hometown of Detroit.
She has been vocal in berating Trump for saying that Rep. Elijah Cummings was failing his own district while concentrating on the border.
She took to Twitter to say:
“Yo Trump, Hands off #ourchairman @RepCummings who is centered in American values that you will *never* understand.He is a fighter for the people & a leader you will never be.
While you go on vacations & tweet, @RepCummings held a hearing on high costs of medicine just yesterday.”
However, when asked about the state of Baltimore she refused to answer the question, instead stating:
“Why is he asking me about Baltimore? I live here,” Tlaib asked the reporters.
She probably thinks that she can get outraged at what President Trump says without considering if it is actually true or not first.
Is Baltimore worse than the Southern border?
The facts seems to say that it is.
But the media has no interest in problems that they can’t blame on Trump.
If Trump points out that there is a crisis of poverty in Baltimore, which is bigger than the crisis that they are blaming him for, well the Democrats blame him for that too.
And then avoid the questions when they know the answer to the question isn’t one they like.
Do you think that Democrats should stop being able to avoid the hard questions when they want to?
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