What is Trump’s plan for urban renewal? Revitalization of urban areas in decaying/abandonment communities around the country? Or isn’t that his job description as president of the United States?

Baltimore is not unique. Check out the Rust Belt.

As a matter of fact, Baltimore is doing much better than most urban areas, moving from smokestack economies to high-tech skilled industries. And there is more underway: the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Development, the Under Armour redevelopment of Fort Covington, West Baltimore’s Poppleton community taking shape and the Coppin Heights development — all sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings.

The revitalization of Baltimore has been going on for over 60 years — from the days of the big shift from urban to suburban living.

The last time I remember Republicans showing any interest in revitalization of African American communities in urban areas was when Jack Kemp introduced his idea in 1979 through “enterprise zones.”

Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan adopted the idea as a part of his urban renewal policy during the 1980 campaign.

After Reagan won office, enterprise zones came to Baltimore supplying low-interest loans, support to black-owned businesses and vocational training in predominantly black communities.

Parks Sausage in West Baltimore, in the Park Circle community at the edge of Druid Hill Park, was one of the designated zones. The idea was to support a core business that would give birth to peripheral businesses, creating a sustainable economy. But the program was abandoned by the Republican Congress after only two years.

Park finally had to sell out to Dietz & Watson.

So where is the Trump plan, from the president of the United States, from of course the Rose Garden, a plan to rejuvenate abandoned, decaying communities around the country?

Another deferment. Missing in action. No plan.

Alfred Walters

Frederick

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TwoDawgs56

On a bigger picture...Democrats have run the major cities since Pontious was a Pilot, and those cities are a complete disaster. At the end of WWII, Detroit was perhaps the most prosperous city on the planet while Hiroshima was a nuclear wasteland. Today, the Japanese city is a thriving metropolis and after 75 years of Democrat rule, Detroit is an economic cesspool and one of the most dangerous places in the world. I guess that even after 30 years with Elijah representing most of Baltimore, Trump was supposed to fix this mess in 2 1/2 years. Another example where libs think its the job of the federal government to fix all its ill. Obamacare architect Jonathon Gruber summed it up best when he said something to the effect like, Democrats depend on the lack of transparency and the stupidity of the average voter to get our agenda passed.

hayduke2

Yeah, the loss of the steel industry in Baltimore and the auto industry in Detroit as well as other manufacturing jobs had nothing to do with the decline - easier to blame the Democrats. What a piece of nonsense!

Thewheelone

Good point, Hay!

FCPS-Principal

The answer to the opening question is, Nothing.

jerseygrl42

actually Alfred it appears there have already been too many plans and Billions spent ( wasted and stolen) but what has not occurred is plan EXECUTION and you missed that point entirely while attempting to blame our President...typical of the left unfortunately

FCPS-Principal

You're speaking of the Pentagon budget, right?

jerseygrl42

NO and I think you know that

Tom Carbo

Interesting that Obama had a super majority in Congress and failed to fix our inner-city problems. Now that Trump is president, it's his failure and nobody else's. If the deterioration of our inner cities is prmarily a presidential issue, what do we have local legislators for. Obviously the issue is just another partisan excuse to punish the president.

awteam2000

For It not to be Trump’s responsibility is it his responsibility to criticize? I guess his responsibility is to show up at Hospital’s after mass murders and talk about how big his rallies were compared to others.

Tom Carbo

It is everyone's responsibility to criticize. Your's, mine, and even the president's. However, that criticism should be thoughtful, well-placed and fair. Instead, much of the criticism is driven by hate and bias and that won't get you very far! If there are long-standing issues in a district and there is a long standing congressman representing that district then it is very easy to see where criticism should be placed! Mayors, governors and even presidents have come and gone but the one constant has been Mr. Cummings.

awteam2000

Tony,

“Obama had a super majority in Congress” ? Not sure that’s correct.

A super majority is when you have filibuster proof majority. In 2009, the democrats held the house and had 57 seats in the Senate with two Independences caucusing with them. Filibuster proof is carrying both the House and the Senate. and having a 60 vote majority in the senate. That year, 2009 Senator Wellstone died in a plane crash and his replacement Al Franken won by a slim margin over the republican candidate to replace him, but was held up for confirmation by Mitch McConnell, contesting the outcome of the vote. McConnell swore Obama would be a one term president. Meanwhile, Ted Kennedy was dying. After Kennedy’s death his seat was won by a Republican. No, I don’t think Obama ever had a super majority.

You may want to check that out.

awteam2000

Sorry 😐 Tom, Tony Carbo was a former classmate of mine.

Tom Carbo

If your biggest takeaway is whst type of majority Mr. Obama enjoyed then you will probably never see the real point no matter what anyone says. Was Obama off the hook because he didn't have a sustained super majority? That's your point? Personally, I don't believe we should blame any president for that type of local issue. Prosperity is this president's theme just in case you were not aware. The falling unemployment rate and productivity are indicators of increasing prosperity. Prosperous communities don't commit crimes or engage in terrorism and help one another. A rising tide lifts all boats. On the other hand you can just obstruct, hyper-criticize and hate your president.

awteam2000

My biggest take away is the Republican party is in ‘free fall’. A party of old white guys.

Have you looked around the Republican Congress? 197 house reps ,and 53 senators. 2 blacks, males, and 17 white women. The 2 blacks, 1 rep and 1 senator both have announced they won’t run for re-election. 7 of the women up for re-election hopes are in jeopardy. My take away is a perceived vile, misogynist, racist, incompetent, narcissist, rat is the ‘Piped Piper’ of the Republican Party. Trump is leading the party of Lincoln/Reagan to their downfall and no one is doing anything about it. Sad.

My brother’s name is Dwight, nicknamed ‘Ike’. I doubt any one from this generation will name their son’s ‘Donald’.



Simply look at the demographics . This is the first year in the history of America where minority births outnumber ones of European dissent that see themselves as white. The Trump spectacle has alienated everyone except the feebleminded and White Seniors who recall a fantasy ‘good old days’. That’s only sustainable, so long.

Tom Carbo

Sorry my friend. I don't really look at groups of people in terms of age, race, color, or gender. Perhaps you should not either.

awteam2000

Tom,

I would be a fool not to. Especially with a president preaching racism, anti-semitism, xenophobia. The “MAGA bomber”, The “Tree of Life massacre”, the 22 murdered in El Paso , Trump’s attack on Baltimore and Elijah Cummings, “ go back to the country for which you came”, name calling ... should I go on? All indirectly or directly racially motivated, and instigated by Trump. While the all white republican congress says and does nothing. Others twist in knots defending Trump’s rhetoric. Like you, they turn a blind eye to race, color, gender, ... assaults. Perhaps you should look at how ‘other groups of people’ in terms of how they are impacted by the current republican course? I would be sorry not to 😐.

awteam2000

If I recall correctly, the Republicans filibuster everything, hoping to hold Obama to one term.

Tom Carbo

Silly. Did you expect them to promote his continuence in office? Don't forget the master of all legislative blockers, Harry Reid!

awteam2000

What?... Harry Reid came up with the “nuclear option” to eliminate the 60-votes to prevent a nomination for public office from being blocked by filibuster. The filibuster was a means to block all Obama administration nominations, Reid’s plan was to illuminates a filibuster by only requiring a simple majority for federal appointments. I personally regretted it at the time, and definitely today. It was expedient, but now the republicans have that power.

The Republican senate uses it to stack the courts.

I thought that’s why you voted for Trump? At least that’s what I hear from many of my conservative friends. They claim they aren’t prejudice .

They accepted Trump’s character flaws but wanted a more conservative court. At least less oversight. They were willing to put up with the obnoxious behavior and diminishment of the office of the presidency, but wanted a more open economy, more conservative justices, most of all - less oversight. They felt and still feel today they can manage Trump’s divisive, racist, adversarial message. The social fallout is under control.

FCPS-Principal

Four reasons: John Boehner, Paul Ryan, the ever-so-effective Moscow Mitch and "You lie, boy!".

rikkitikkitavvi

Why are Aug, 5 comments showing up on a Aug. 9 article??

phydeaux994

Magic???

petersamuel

Urban policy should be left to cities. The federal government has more than enough on its hands with foreign policy, defense, immigration, welfare, health etc.

rikkitikkitavvi

Agreed peter.

gary4books

I must disagree. The Federal government has the resources to aid cities in distress and get them back on their feet. It is not constrained by budget becasue it controls the currency. And the health of our urban areas is a primary objective of all levels of government. That is where the peole are, mostly.

Tom Carbo

So like a parent to his children how does the federal government choose which cities to help (and not help)? See how quickly this becomes a fairness issue. You might be surprised to learn that federal resources are not infinite. If a state, county or city has an issue, they should not sit back while the federal government solves THEIR issue. Simplistic and silly!

awteam2000

Tom, The states and the federal government have both exclusive and concurrent powers. That’s why ICE has the power to go into so called “sanctuary cities” and deport local residence. Right?

gary4books

Not so silly, just a good use of Federal funds. Many solve their problems. When they need help there are ways to evaluate and measure who needs help and how much is reasonable. It does not have to be a fairness issue. It can be an investment issue. Where will our money return on its investment?

rikkitikkitavvi

@booksguy, Which cities do you suggest the Feds aid seeing as how it is mostly the Dem controlled cities that are most in need of renewal due to the local corruption that is so wide spread in those communities. Please expand on your ideals and enlighten us un-educated Deplorables.

secpol1970

Lol are you serious? Look at the track record of the federal government. Up until about the 1950's this country was almost out of poverty under the federal government got involved. Get real.

Tom Carbo

Gary, there are 535 people on the house and senate who will tell you everything they want is a good use of federal funds! Every single one of them wants to scoop their hand into the federal treasury which is why there is a deficit. If we can spend freely for every worthy cause then yes, we would have no inner city problems or disease or issues of any kind, but I say again, federal resources are not infinite so they cannot solve all the (local) issues you care about. As President Kennedy so famously said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!"

awteam2000

Isn’t HUD (House and Urban Development) a cabinet position reporting directly to the POTUS? Doesn’t each presidential Cabinet post pronounce a position and policy endorsed by the current president? What’s this administration position and policy?

rikkitikkitavvi

Here aw look it up for yourself, but remember there is a mountain of obstruction, collusion and hateTrumpers conspiring against him in the other two branches of Federal Government. https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/officeofadministration/privacy_act/pia/polyref

olefool

Attention Mr. Moderator: Why all the deleted comments in this thread???? This smacks of censorship... Of course, you could add a word to explain why the deletion, such as "profane" or "threatening" or such; and if it's deleted as the result of being "reported" identify the reporter and their claim. It would go far in proving your wished for arbiter of truth.

rikkitikkitavvi

Will wonders never cease olefool? I stand with you on your 9:04am comment on 8/9/19. They won't though.

Dwasserba

The fnp is privately owned, allowing comments at all is basically a privelege/courtesy they can revoke at any time for any reason.

rikkitikkitavvi

So dwasser are you disagreeing with olefool?

rcfoster

Let's put the 10th Amendment in action and ask the local officials what their plans are. Then if they'd like to request Federal funding to help with that plan, then that's where the Federal Government should help. It's not a national problem, it's a local problem.

gary4books

All Congressinal Districts for the house of Repersentaties are local. More local than a state government. They decide where to send Federa money. Think again. You miss the functions of our government.

phydeaux994

INNER-CITY POVERTY AND VIOLENCE

6 of Don’s 282 Campaign Promises....



227. “Every action I take, I will ask myself: Does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child America?”...



228. Rebuild and fix inner cities, especially Detroit. “The inner cities are unbelievably dangerous. The education is no good, the safety is horrible, and there are no jobs. And I tell everybody: ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ I’m going to fix it.”...



229. Quickly end inner-city violence, which Trump has repeatedly compared to war zones. “I’ll be able to make sure that when you walk down the street in your inner city, or wherever you are, you’re not gonna be shot. Your child isn’t gonna be shot.”...



230. Create “jobs and opportunities for African Americans and Hispanic Americans.”...



231. Reduce the number of people receiving welfare...l



232. “And at the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get over 95 percent of the African American vote. I promise you. Because I will produce.”...BECAUSE I WILL PRODUCE!!

Thewheelone

Well done, Phydeaux!

rikkitikkitavvi

Phydo. Once and for all, it is a local community problem. NOT Federal.



Supporters of President Donald Trump took to the streets of Baltimore to clean up the trash plaguing the city. Volunteers cleaned up 12 tons of trash as the mainstream media continues to degrade those who organized the cleanup.

Hundreds of MAGA supporters participated in a massive cleanup effort earlier this week in West Baltimore, inspired by President Trump’s tweets, along with a conservative activist who organized the event in Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district. According to WBAL-TV Baltimore, on August 5, 300 volunteers took to the streets of northwest Baltimore, cleaning up trash from alleyways in an “Americans Helping Americans” event organized by conservative activist Scott Presler.

As ZeroHedge reported, the left is now incredibly angry that a Trump supporter would voluntarily try to improve the condition of Baltimore’s streets.



Presler has already responded to the angst saying: “I can’t even imagine what would cause a person to be mad at us for helping to clean up Baltimore. Instead of criticizing us, how about putting on some gloves to pick up trash.” Presler said his motives were simply to help others because the government won’t do anything to help anyone. “The people of Baltimore love their country and love their city and ‘they’re proud to live there,” he said.

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MRS M

three...........You forgot beauty pageants. Trump LOVES beauty pageants.


Obadiah Plainsmen

In the summer of 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury certified 8,766 individual census tracts across all 50 states, six territories, and the District of Columbia as Opportunity Zones. 294 Opportunity Zones contain Native American lands and nearly a quarter (23.2 percent) are in rural areas. These communities were chosen by governors from the wider universe of qualifying low income census tracts. Governors selected tracts that on the whole demonstrated far more distress across nearly every available social and economic measure than the eligible tracts they bypassed. The result is a map of both need and opportunity across which one of the most exciting economic and community development experiments in at least a generation will play out.





How do Opportunity Zones work? Investors can now choose to roll capital gains over into qualified Opportunity Funds, which in turn channel patient capital into qualifying equity investments in Opportunity Zones for at least a decade in exchange for capital gains tax reductions and possible exemptions. This new source of risk capital will seed new startups, accelerate business expansions, create jobs, increase and improve housing options, and revitalize the built environment in distressed communities across the country.



https://eig.org/opportunityzones/facts-and-figures

prg45fan

Obstruction is the word you are all looking for. I'll say it again. Obstruction of a sitting President of The United States of America, by the Judicial AND the Legislative branches of a Federal Government. Our! Federal! Government! Two against one and he's doing a darn good job.

Imagine what he COULD have gotten done had there been No Obstruction. Add a some collusion into the mix and we got one heck of a can of swamp monsters. Not worms but a big ole'can of hissing, spitting, frothing at the mouth swamp monsters. Wow! That swamp drain hole is deep and under a lot of pressure. I mean tons and tons of pressure. The aforementioned deep swamp has been oozing slime and collecting souls (Did Mick really sell his soul to the Devil) for decades and decades.Little by little. Digging itself deeper and deeper into the bedrock of this Great Nation. The fissures stretch in all directions as far as a man (add pronoun here for the snowflakes) could see. The United States of America has been corrupted by a very, very deep swamp. And it shows.

Imagine what he could have gotten done in those days leading up to present. Other than a few bumps here and there he's doing a Great job for not being a career politician. MAGA 2020

MRS M

Ahem....I'm a little lost here, but you're referring to Trump"s 10 counts of obstruction of justice as causing his existential problems, correct, prg??? And as for the Legislative and Judicial Branches, you need to be reminded, I guess, that Trump had an entire subservient Republican Congress and Senate available to carry out his "vision for America" and make real his campaign promises for the first 24 months of his term.......and did nothing for the "average American" (such as you and me). So I'm looking for your excuses to explain his lack of progress. As for the Justice Department............he's got AG Barr in the bag as his personal lawyer and protector after he fired the old AG, while family attorney and fixer Michael Cohen's sitting in jail for "the family boss" crimes. (Yeah...paying off the porn stars with campaign funds, and lying about it, is a crime.) Therefore, as you attempt to speak of "corruption" and make sense of Trump's failings, join in the dialogue and take a look at some facts clear and already known and understood by the majority of Americans. (Geez............looking at the 2018 midterms should tell you that.)

prg45fan

MRS. M Your response to my comment is SOP of people such as yourself. A good mix of projection and deflection leading to a waste of your time and mine. Yours for typing it. Mine for reading and responding to it. I'll make it brief.



No,

Ryan was listening to Pelosi for those two years. They are part of the swamp.

You are delusional with the Barr stuff. Mueller report was a dud. Mueller is part of the swamp also. Barr is not.

Stop watching Kohn and Maddow. They are your garden style #neverTrumpers with a platform that sucks in people just like you. It is a large and deep swamp consisting of many different heads.

Dialogue? On this board. Too funny.



Mid-terms? Laughable. Once again we have Mueller siting on his thumbs to effect a big enough bump to have an effect on those elections because low-information voters like yourself swallowed the bait that was left for you on the seeping bank of the swamp. Bless your little heart MRS M


MRS M

Funny! Such sad, bogus, bankrupt excuses for executive dysfunction and the Republican party.. Still defending the indefensible, prg????. Ryan was listening to Pelosi??????????? hilarious! That about sums up the heart of the problem with the Trumps desperate supporters,............... sad, silly, gullible and desperate.


Dwasserba

Mueller is above reproach. If you seek credibility, know that where you live, people know what you say to be untrue.

awteam2000

Prg45fan, have you been keeping count?

https://www.salon.com/2019/06/24/trumps-swamp-people-shockingly-the-administrations-vetting-process-was-a-total-mess/

MRS M

Trump has no interest, and no plan, for revitalizing the struggling cities of America, though he promised the same to the African American communities when campaigning. His interests lie in hotels in Russia, golf courses in Scotland, the Trump namebrand, and enriching the family coffers. Mostly bankrupt and a grifter to boot.......with no plan other than self-enrichment. The author of the letter is asking a reasonable and well-stated question for which there is no answer coming.

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MRS M

This president has failed miserably in his role of providing leadership to our nation and it's citizens.An example is his lack of interest in fulfilling campaign promises to inner city communities as well as other impoverished areas of the country. (Coal's comin' back., right? Infrastructure's gonna be re-built, right??), and best illustrated, in this case, by his pick of the bewildered, subservient, and completely unqualified Ben Carson to lead HUD..the perfect example of his lack of interest in the cities of America. Budgetary approval for improvements to the cities of America from this president?? He's dysfunctional and is devoted only to the Mar-A-Lago check-witers he'll be entertaining this winter. Trump has bailed on his responsibility to all citizens in this country, and is bankrupt morally and ethically. Cities presenting "budgetary requirements" to this president have no chance in being heard. Be real. If he was interested in helping cities such as Baltimore, he'd have a head of HUD devoted to this task.


gabrielshorn2013

What both the left and the right get wrong about my neighborhood in Baltimore

Analysis by John Blake, CNN



Updated 9:04 AM ET, Sat August 3, 2019



https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/03/us/baltimore-trump-left-right-blake/index.html

corgikid

With the exception of Mayor Donald Schaefer of Baltimore, I don't remember Obama or any other democrat ever having a plan to revitalize a city. And they have run all of the most decayed cities for decades. Democrats thrive on having the poor dependent on them so they want to keep them on the plantation. This is what liberalism has wrought.

KR999

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awteam2000

WRONG! You may not remember... Didn’t Obama run on his past record of being a “urban community organizer”? Remember? Wasn’t that what Sarah Palin use to mock? And when Obama proposed plans what did Moscow-Mitch do except try to block every proposal. Despite efforts to prevent Obama’s Urban policies, he had major accomplishments. See attachment below:











https://nextcity.org/features/view/obama-urban-policy-donald-trump-inherits







Where’s Trump’s plan?


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shiftless88

corgi; Trump said he had a plan. Said he would fix it. That was about four years ago.

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KR999

So, shiftless, that means the mayor and Cummings don’t have to do anything, because Trump said he would take care of it? Trump didn’t have to say that for them not to do anything, they’re inactive all on their own.

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awteam2000

I don’t know, but if you’re calling out someones efforts as bad it would be ‘sure nice’ if you had an alternative plan. Rather than simply ‘race baiting’. Trump’s rhetoric has led to deaths of so many, this past week and since being in office. He promotes racism to his mobs at his rallies. His rhetoric has given license to mass shootings of people of color. But you think it was caused by Obama, Hillary and the democrats. Right? I guess you think, “who takes Trump’s tirades seriously 😳”?



Answer: White National Terrorist do.


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shiftless88

KR, I did not say that. But if you are comfortable with a politician saying "I will fix this in four years" then not doing anything and THEN criticizing others for not doing anything, then we just disagree on what is acceptable.


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KR999

Shiftless, one thing I learned a loooooooong time ago is that politicians will say anything to get elected. And I think if you do a search for “promises politicians broke over the years” you’ll agree. As I said, fixing the problems of the inner cities is not the presidents job. It’s the job of they who run the cities.

awteam2000

Many mayors and Presidents have Implement the to restore blatant areas of cities. Even The former Mayor of Frederick had a plan with the Carroll Creek project to restore downtown of a small city called Frederick. Remember?


User1

And exactly how much input did the President at the time have? NONE, ZERO, NADA! It’s not the President’s job to micromanage, it’s the states, counties and cities elected official job!

Obadiah Plainsmen

To formula a plan you have to go back to the nucleus of the problem. In 1934 the FDR administration created the FHA . The FHA used race and ethnicity to determine mortgage eligibility. This discriminatory practice was known as " redlining" and was instrumental in creating the decay of inner cities. Although the practice of "redlining" ended in 1968 the results and lack of concern by politicians are evident today. There had been billions of dollars pour into these cities trying to mitigate this decay but unfortunately all that has been accomplished is the geenlining politicians coffers.

rikkitikkitavvi

Mr. Walters, you failed to address the real problem. The local corruption. But hey lets just blame the President for all the bad things that are going on in the smaller communities all across this country that has, in fact, been going on for decades. It starts at the lower level Mr. Walters. The bottom not the top. The foundation, not the apex. Your TDS is showing Sir. And it is a real affliction. Seek help. Have a MAGA day.

Dwasserba

If you feel entitled to criticize, you've involved yourself.

KR999

The city officials who aren’t corrupt are incompetent and vice versa.

timothygaydos

since when is it the Federal Government to clean up a city like Baltimore when the city and the state has the means but continues to throw away the money and the citizens of the city keep electing officials that are inept and crooked... and this is not the only urban city in this country that has those issues and now we want Trump to fix it when for more than 40 years these cities kept robbing the coffers and denying good things to be done for their folks - so sad!

KR999

It’s not the president’s job to revitalize cities, that’s what the elected officials of them are for. The president only allocates funds. And the city officials should have to account for how those funds are used in order to get them in the first place.

marinick1

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threecents

KR,



1) Why don't you consider the president an elected official?



2) Why did the president blame a member of the House for not revitalizing a city?


KR999

I do consider the president an elected official, what makes you think I don’t? And who did Trump blame for not revitalizing a city? If you’re talking about Cummings, the worst part of Baltimore is in his district and he’s one of the elected officials I was talking about, right along with the mayor, council members, etc.

threecents

Sorry, I misunderstood your typo.

KR999

No apology necessary.

User1

Not the president’s job...that’s why the states have elected officials.

Thewheelone

Good letter, Mr. Walters; you nailed it.


DickD

Trump asked; "What do you have to lose?" Trump has shown the minority community exactly what they have to lose.

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KR999

I agree 100% User! [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

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marinick1

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corgikid

"C'mon Dick", as Joe Biden would say. Baltimore has been a disaster for years. You only have to look at the incompetent local leaders to see that. Being from Baltimore, I witnessed neighborhood after neighborhood being ruined block by block, my parents being run out of two neighborhoods and being forced to move. This is not Trump's fault.

gary4books

Not Trump's fault. Trump's problem. He could fix it with leadership and energy.

gary4books

And lock after block were comming back - before Trump. Then he spouted. What he said is the problem. The reality is apart from him and his mind.

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awteam2000

User 1, You do know that was a false claim that Trump threw out there, that he can’t substantiate? Can you?







https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-trump-baltimore-fact-check-20190803-sh2haypn6fanfez3mkm65uyrxy-story.html


User1

Check out these: The Maryland Reporter, the Baltimore Sun, the HUD web site under Lynne Patton who is the Regional Administrator. Need I go on?

gabrielshorn2013

Can't lose what you haven't had in generations Dick. Check the article from Blake at CNN above. That was his neighborhood, and he has seen the deterioration firsthand.

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