President Trump speaks truth to power and that really angers some people. Look, we have and we have had a crisis in our cities for decades.
We need bold plans to fix what is broken and the first step toward that goal is to identify the problem.
Which is what the Baltimore Mayor did in this video from last year – she sees the devastation first hand and makes similar to comments to Trump.
Yet Trump is the monster? From The Baltimore Sun:
Video footage of Mayor Catherine Pugh touring an East Baltimore neighborhood has gone viral after she is heard making some indelicate remarks.
The segment, which looks back on the mayor’s violence-reduction initiative rolled out last year, was filmed last week and aired this week on Fox 45.
In the footage, Pugh tours an area of vacant houses with city leaders and says: “What the hell? We should just take all this [expletive] down.”
And then: “Whoa, you can smell the rats.”
“Oh, my God, you can smell the dead animals.”
A short clip from the segment has garnered nearly 1 million views on the Instagram account “The Shade Room.”
Commenters were divided in their response to the mayor’s words, some praising her candor, others asking what she planned to do about the city’s problems.
Others wanted to know why Pugh seemed so surprised to find such blight in the city she leads.
Said one: “There’s no way she didn’t know some parts of Baltimore looked like that.”
FLASHBACK: Fox 45 news report in September 2018 with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh:
"What the hell? We should just take all this shit down.”
"Whoa, you can smell the rats." pic.twitter.com/BqhsL2Dsx7
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 28, 2019