Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh: 'whoa you can smell the rats'

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was on video in Baltimore and made several comments about the conditions she could see and smell. As quoted by Steve Guest on Twitter, "Mayor Pugh: "What the hell? We should just take all this sh-t down.”  and "Whoa, you can smell the rats."

This interview is from a Fox 45 News report that aired in September of 2018, before Mayor Pugh left office.

As reported on the Baltimore Sun on September 12, 2018:


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.”

Trump is facing criticism for making similar comments. Trump said Rep. Cummings district is rodent infested and it sparked a huge debate online with people calling Trump racist, and others calling Baltimore dirty and Cummings ineffective at his job.

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