Bernie Sanders said west Baltimore was like 'Third World Country' back in 2015
President Donald Trump is being criticized for attacking Rep. Cummings Baltimore district and suggesting that it's infested with rats and rodents, even worse than the situation at the border. It was just four years ago, back in 2015, that Bernie Sanders had stated that west Baltimore is like a "third world country" and it's unclear if he received the same backlash as Trump.
Sanders was referring particularly to the level of poverty in the city when he made his comment, as reported by the Baltimore Sun.
"Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you're in a wealthy nation," Sanders told reporters later at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center in Bolton Hill. "You would think that you were in a Third World country."
Trump is clashing with Rep. Cummings on Twitter and both of them have posted a response to each other.
Kimberly Klacik posted this video of Balitmore on Twitter, showing a poverty stricken area with lots of trash.
More trash. More concerned residents. People live in the home with the silver van. This is @RepCummings district. This has nothing to do with race. Let us all pray the city removes the trash & install cameras to catch the individuals dumping on the property. #WestBaltimore pic.twitter.com/CCaRH5c0aO— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 27, 2019
Also in Baltimore, cops are searching for teens who beat up a police department employee at 6 in the morning last week.