I can't believe the conditions in Baltimore!— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) July 28, 2019
Wait... I'm sorry. These aren't from Baltimore.
They're from the places @Jim_Jordan & @senatemajldr represent. pic.twitter.com/THyj8L4VXd
“In fact median household income in the district is in the upper half nationally and Columbia, Maryland, which is part of the district, has been called the safest city in America. So what is the president talking about?”
“I think Maryland on a per capita basis the richest state in America yet you still see pictures on the internet of complete poverty in Baltimore, Maryland,” Mulvaney said, adding that the president attacked Cummings because of his “illegitimate” remarks about the border.
[Chris] Wallace brought the conversation back to Trump’s attacks on members of “The Squad,” four congresswomen who have been critical of Trump.
“Nobody objects to the president defending his border policy but this seems to be the worst kind of racial stereotype,” Wallace said. “Racial stereotyping. Black congressman, majority black district. I mean, no human being would want to live there? Is he saying the people who live in Baltimore are not human beings?”
Mulvaney argued that Trump should not be called a racist for attacking members of The Squad because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has also had disagreements with them.
“You say it has zero to do with race,” Wallace pressed. “There is a clear pattern here.”
Wallace reminded Mulvaney that Trump had attacked Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and his “crime-infested” district before his inauguration.
“Then, two weeks ago he goes after these four members of ‘The squad,’ all women of color, and says they should go back to the crime-infested countries from which they come,” Wallace continued.
“Then he talks about Elijah Cummings and he says his district is rat and rodent infested. It sounds like vermin. It sounds subhuman and these are all six members of Congress for people of color.”
“I think you’re spending way too much time reading between the lines,” Mulvaney replied.
“I’m not reading between the lines, I’m reading the lines,” Wallace shot back.
Here we go, like I said, I can't believe the conditions in Baltimore!— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) July 28, 2019
Dang it, I did it again.
These are from the places @mattgaetz & @LindseyGrahamSC represent. pic.twitter.com/0P1DcIKDYM
Third time's the charm.— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) July 28, 2019
I can't BELIEVE the conditions in Baltimore!
CRAP! Again, my bad. These are from the places @DevinNunes & @RepDougCollins represent. pic.twitter.com/iAukMclfku
Okay, let's try this again, everyone together this time...— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) July 28, 2019
I CAN'T BELIEVE THE CONDITIONS IN BALTIMORE!!!
Can't win for losing this morning!
These are from the places @SteveKingIA, @tedcruz, @RandPaul & @replouiegohmert represent. pic.twitter.com/oQc80JsJe3
The point, which many have picked up on, is this...— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) July 28, 2019
Poverty, homelessness, & crime can be seen across America. Singling out one city and Congressman (especially of the pedigree of @RepCummings) is not about addressing the problems. It's about something else.
And we all know it.