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PoliticsTrump to stop in Baltimore weeks after denigrating city

04:25  12 september  2019
04:25  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Trump's visit to Baltimore to be met with protests

Trump's visit to Baltimore to be met with protests President Trump's visit to Baltimore on Thursday is expected to met with protests in his first visit to the city since blasting the majority-black Congressional district as a "rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live" earlier this year. © The Hill Trump's visit to Baltimore to be met with protests A coalition of local groups is planning to hold a protest, titled "Trump out of Baltimore," according to a Facebook page for the demonstration. The groups include "ICE Out of Baltimore," "Peoples Power Assembly Youth Against War & Racism" and one referred to as the "Baltimore Welcoming Committee.

Baltimore did not take President Donald Trump 's recent attack of the city lying down. Instead, Charm City was quick to stand up and fight back. "It's completely unacceptable for the political leader of our country to denigrate a vibrant American City like Baltimore , and to viciously attack U.S

Just weeks after lambasting Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” President Trump will visit the Maryland city to huddle with congressional Republicans — a gathering that could draw local protests and reignite an ugly feud between the White House and the black-majority locality.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Months after President Donald Trump derided the congressional district that includes Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," groups appalled by his attacks plan to protest his expected appearance Thursday before Congressional Republicans on an annual retreat on the city's waterfront.

Trump to stop in Baltimore weeks after denigrating city© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. Trump will visit Baltimore less than two months after he derided the majority-black congressional district that includes the city as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Trump's Thursday, Sept. 12, visit will be limited to a hotel overlooking the city's Inner Harbor, where he will deliver dinner remarks before Republican members of Congress gathered for a retreat. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump's visit will be limited to a speech to the Republicans at the hotel hosting the event. He is not scheduled to tour any neighborhoods.

Trump to visit Baltimore Thursday, a city he called a ‘rodent infested mess’

Trump to visit Baltimore Thursday, a city he called a ‘rodent infested mess’ The president will speak to House Republicans at their three-day retreat this week.

Elijah Cummings after President Donald Trump called Baltimore a “disgusting,” “rodent infested mess" in a series of tweets Saturday morning. Several people have since taken Trump to task for his comments, including CNN anchor Victor Blackwell, who was born in Baltimore .

President Donald Trump is set to be met with protests in Baltimore later this week as he returns to the Maryland city for the first time since he described it as Several protests are expected to take place in Baltimore during the president's visit thisweek after he called the city a “rat and rodent infested mess."

"I think it's engendered a lot of anger from the people in the city," protest organizer Sharon Black said about the president's attacks on the majority African American congressional district.

Black, with the group Peoples Power Assembly, said organizers expect hundreds of protesters to gather about two blocks from the hotel. Other rallies are planned for Friday and Saturday.

Trump's barrage of tweets began in late July against Maryland's 7th Congressional District. They included calling its representative, Democrat Elijah Cummings, "racist" and a "brutal bully." He charged that Cummings' district is "considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States."

Cummings has represented Maryland in Congress for decades and currently chairs the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is investigating the Trump administration. His district includes neighborhoods that have struggled with poverty and crime, but also has more affluent areas and landmarks such as Johns Hopkins University and its hospital and the Social Security Administration.

Pence extends olive branch to Cummings after Trump's Baltimore attacks

Pence extends olive branch to Cummings after Trump's Baltimore attacks Vice President Pence extended an olive branch to Rep. Elijah Cummings during an address to House Republicans on Friday in the Democratic lawmaker's hometown, which President Trump derided over the summer as "filthy" and "rodent infested." 

Baltimore residents defended their city , and its glistening Inner Harbor, this weekend after President Trump As he provoked a racially inflammatory fight in recent weeks with four first-term House Kimberly Klacik, a Republican strategist in Baltimore who recorded the video of trash that was aired

President Trump will speak at a GOP House retreat in Baltimore this week , visiting the city just weeks after he repeatedly derided it and suggested "no human being would want to live there."

His office did not respond to a request for comment on the president's upcoming trip.

Lester Davis, spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young, said city officials and the White House did not reach out to each other about a potential tour of the area.

Young said that if Trump travels beyond the city's Inner Harbor, he will notice "that every neighborhood is not crime-ridden and dirty." Meanwhile, City Council president Brandon Scott said he hopes the visit will allow Trump to see some of the infrastructure challenges that the city faces.

"We know he's been touting bringing infrastructure to Americans who live across the country but has failed to deliver, and those jobs that could be created through that would change the very neighborhoods that he was disparaging," Scott said.

Baltimore, a once-gilded American seaport, has undeniable drug and violent crime challenges. The city saw more than 300 homicides in 2018 for the fourth year in a row. It also contends with deep-rooted poverty and swaths of the city are populated with vacant, boarded-up homes.

1 dead among 5 shot in Baltimore over weekend

1 dead among 5 shot in Baltimore over weekend As many as five people were shot over the weekend in Baltimore, one fatally, city police said. City police said officers were called around 9:43 p.m. Saturday to the 1000 block of North Gilmore Street in west Baltimore, where a 39-year-old man was shot in the head. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. City police said officers were again called around 11:25 p.m. Saturday to the 800 block of North Milton Street in east Baltimore, where they found a 28-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Detectives believe he was shot in the 2900 block of Jefferson Street.

In the course of a week , President Donald Trump made at least six false claims about the city of Baltimore and Maryland’s 7th congressional district, which U.S. Rep. While the federal government does send billions to individuals, agencies and other entities in Baltimore , most of it does not go to

President Trump is going to Baltimore on Thursday to address House Republicans gathering there for a retreat. The otherwise routine political stop is getting more attention than usual, however, because it comes just weeks after the president unleashed a high-profile series of slams against the city

The family company of the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, owns thousands of apartments and townhomes in the Baltimore area and has been criticized for years for the same kind of despair and neglect that the president accused local leaders of failing to address.

While residents have complained about mold, bedbugs, leaks and mice, the Kushner Cos. has said it is proud of its Baltimore-area properties and has worked to maintain a "high quality residential experience for our tenants" by investing "substantial amounts" in upkeep.

Black said the hypocrisy is not lost on people. She said protesters expected to gather Thursday are standing against racism and white supremacy.

"We know this, and the people who live in those buildings know this," Black said. "These are all trigger words. 'Go back to where you came from.' 'This city is rat infested.' All these things are really used to ramp up hate and to divide people."

On Friday, a group of musicians and singers are expected to perform outside the hotel as a way to protest the GOP's labor platform. The following day, another protest will focus on climate change.

This will be the fifth time that the Republican annual retreat takes place in Baltimore. The Congressional Institute, the organization that hosts the retreat, selected the site for the three-day event earlier this year.

Institute president Mark Strand in a statement said lawmakers will discuss issues including health care, national security and the economy.

Trump Says He Plans to Unveil Middle-Class Tax Cut in Next Year.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he’s planning a tax cut directed at the middle class that will be announced in the next year. © Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat dinner in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis “It will be a very substantial tax cut,” Trump told congressional Republicans at a retreat in Baltimore. He said the tax cut would be “very, very inspirational” without providing details. To contact the reporter on this story: Jordan Fabian in Washington at [email protected]

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