WATCH: Democrat Baltimore Mayor Confirms Trump's Comments
FLASHBACK: Fox 45 news report in September 2018 with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh:— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 28, 2019
"What the hell? We should just take all this shit down.”
"Whoa, you can smell the rats." pic.twitter.com/BqhsL2Dsx7
However, a clip from 2018 shows the city's Democrat mayor, Catherine Pugh, before her resignation amid a children's book scandal, complaining about the smell of "rats" and "dead animals" affecting one of the city's neighborhoods. (Daily Wire)
Pugh made the remarks during a Fox 45 segment while touring a Baltimore neighborhood that was supposed to highlight her "violence-reduction initiative."
As Pugh toured the neighborhood, she said: "What the hell? We should just take all this sh*t down. ... Whoa, you can smell the rats. ... Whew, Jesus. ... Oh, my God, you can smell the dead animals."
The viral video clip came in response to media figures and Democrats falsely claiming that the president's tweets on Saturday were racist. Nowhere in Trump's tweets did he refer to race as he called out the poor living conditions inside Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings' (MD) district.
....As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019