Rush Limbaugh just called out the hysterics on the left over some hard truth’s Trump dropped over the weekend about the state of our inner cities.
Trump simply stated the obvious – that our inner cities need help. Now, it is true that there is enough blame to go around on both sides of the political aisle and Trump could have made that clearer.
That said, most of these cities are run and have been run by Democrats for decades so while the left does not shoulder all of the blame, they certainly should get most of it.
From Fox News: “What he’s saying here is the absolute truth, but it’s not supposed to be said about any place where the Democrats are in charge,” he said Monday on “Fox & Friends.”
Limbaugh and the hosts pointed to a 2015 speech by Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2015 in which he compared some areas of Baltimore to a “third-world country.” He said similar criticism can be leveled at numerous other Democrat-run cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco.
“Wherever you find this decadent decay, you’re going to find Democrats having run the operation for decades,” he said.
Limbaugh said the entrenched Democratic power structures rely on a “permanent underclass” in inner cities that are reliant on the government.
“The Democrats get to claim they are compassionate and that they care, but they never do anything that actually improves the quality of the lives of their constituents. Their constituents are as unhappy today as they were 50 years ago,” he claimed.
From The Daily Mail: Trump further claimed that he’d be happy to assist leaders of the urban area clean the city up, if they requested his assistance.
‘The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe even to new heights of success and glory, but not with King Elijah and that crew. When the leaders of Baltimore want to see the City rise again, I am in a very beautiful oval shaped office waiting for your call! he tweeted.
But a clip recorded on the campaign trail in 2015, captured the presidential candidate suggest the area showed no signs of being within a developed economy, referring to infrastructure and jobs.
The clip was dug up by a Twitter account called Trump’s War Room and was shared in the wake of the backlash Trump received for saying Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district was rat ‘infested.’
Sanders’ full comments at the time were: ‘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.
‘But today what we’re talking about is a community in which half of the people don’t have jobs. We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable.’