I Hate To Admit It, But Trump Is Right About Baltimore Being Rat Infested. He Should Know Because Jared Kushner Owns Hundreds Of Rental Properties That Have Failed Housing Code Standards, But Trump Is Also Right About Elijah Cummings

Now before you shoot the messenger, remember that I am quite often IN Baltimore and the shit that I have seen would curl your toes. In fact, this blog has more posts about Baltimore than I can shake a stick at. You can go here and here and here and here and here and read all about Baltimore. Now, what did Trump have to say about Baltimore, MD?

I was just in Baltimore last week. In fact, I put up a post about what I saw because what I saw made me mad as hell! And before anyone gets any bright ideas and gets to screeching and a hollering that I need to live in a place and not merely visit in order to write about it, I have lived in Baltimore, MD multiple times. The last time I lived in that city was September 2016 to August 2017 and I got out of there like the hounds of hell were chasing me; the crime is THAT bad.

When I used to go down to the subway station, big ass rats had practically overtaken the place. The so-called ‘World Famous Lexington Market’ has had to be shut down by the health department on at least two occasions for rat infestation. And the last one was recent. In fact, Lexington Market is so filthy, I refused to use the restrooms. But when I went back in April of this year, Lexington Market had been cleaned up and cleaned out. Most stalls were closed. The drug addicts had been sent packing as well as the Korean stall keepers. There were more Black stall keepers and I had not seen them since the mid 90s when the Koreans were running the Food Court at The Harbor Pavilions at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Black people were operating the stalls in Lexington Market. The whites decided to run the Koreans out of the Inner Harbor and by doing so, they ran the Black stall keepers out of Lexington Market by increasing the rents so that the Koreans could afford to open the stalls vacated by the Black people. Whitey parasite ass knows how to move us around like chess pieces on a board and that shit continues to this day. But I digress.

Even though Donald Trump cannot take the high road since we have all heard that migrants in southern border facilities are drinking out of the toilet, he is right in that Cummings should take his tired old ass back to Baltimore and figure something out because Baltimore is in decay and in decline. When we were there last week, we could not take the light rail to BWI airport because of a sinkhole in downtown Baltimore on Pratt Street. When I lived there, that same area had a street blow up and spew asbestos everywhere. Homicide averages are 300+ yearly. Drug addiction is off the charts. Baltimore has been declared ‘The Heroin Capitol’ of the U.S. Homelessness is also off the charts as is prostitution, gang violence and high school drop-out rates. You cannot pass by a person who has not been shot up or who does not know of a person who has not been shot up. The Department of Justice had to issue a consent decree because of rampant police brutality against Baltimore’s citizens. We all remember the Freddie Gray riots. So, Trump was not off base. In fact, he is not the only politician to expound on the evils of Baltimore, MD. Bernie Sanders did as well. But what Trump failed to say was that his own Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Ben Carson, is not doing his job since Baltimore, MD has the worst public housing complexes in America. Yeah Trump, focus on that! Your failed leadership has something to do with what ails Baltimore and so look inside your own filthy, stinking closet and clean it out! And throw yourself out because you’re garbage as is your HUD Secretary, Ben ‘had a lobotomy’ Carson.

Conditions in Maryland Public Housing Worst in the Country

Almost a third of public housing inspections in Maryland have resulted in failing health and safety scores. According to an analysis of federal data by The Associated Press, that’s the worst performance in the country. Old, rundown complexes in Baltimore are the main culprit. Federal and city data show that 22 of 37 Baltimore sites failed their most recent inspections.

And so that makes what Bernie Sanders said about Baltimore, all the more true as well.

But just a few years ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders — a candidate seeking the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination — took his own shots at Baltimore, a struggling Northeast city grappling with high rates of violent crime, drug abuse, poverty and political corruption.

“Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation,” Sanders said during a visit to the city’s West Baltimore section in December 2015, the Baltimore Sun reported. “You would think that you were in a Third World country.”

The independent U.S. senator from Vermont also referred to Baltimore as “a community in which half of the people don’t have jobs.”

“We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable,” he added, according to the Sun.

I don’t recall hearing a blow up after Bernie Sanders made this statement because what he said is absolutely true and in fact the public housing inspection report backs Sanders up when he said, “hundreds of buildings are uninhabitable,” including public housing buildings. What is not being said is the fact that politicians like Cummings are NOT doing a damn thing to mitigate the many societal ills that are plaguing Baltimore or her citizens. Even the NAACP is headquartered on Mt. Hope Drive in Baltimore and is doing not a damn thing to help anyone in that city of mostly Black residents. In fact, I never heard of one positive thing that the NAACP has ever done FOR Baltimore. Add to that the fact that not one, but two of Baltimore’s Black mayors has had to step down amid scandals and so again, as much as I hate to admit it, Donald Trump is absolutely right in his depiction of Baltimore.

And just to show you exactly how accurate his assessment is, let’s get on with it.

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There are two Baltimores; the one the tourists see and the one I see and so once again, despite the fact that I hate what Trump said about Baltimore, he did speak the truth as did Bernie Sanders. Elijah Cummings is too filled with a sense of political power and has long since gave up on improving the city where he got his start in politics. Baltimore’s Black politicians should be ashamed of themselves, but they’re not. The people of Baltimore deserve better than what they are getting and yet it took Donald Trump to point out the obvious in order for Baltimore’s politicians to spout useless rhetoric about what they are doing FOR Baltimore. They are not doing a goddamn thing FOR Baltimore. They have only used her to further advance their political careers and when she was of no further use to them, they discarded her like she was a worn out whore who has been on the streets for too goddamn long.

The whites want that city for themselves and they don’t care who they have to crawl over to get it. They don’t care who they have to move out of their way to get it. And make no mistake, even though the political face of Baltimore is Black, whites are ALL over that city like flies on shit! And as you can see from the pictures that I have posted, I have been ALL over Baltimore and so don’t fucking tell me that Trump is wrong because the proof is above. Baltimore is indeed, a tale of two cities and the neglect of one of those cities is appallingly shameful and you know which one I’m talking about!

So shut the fuck up Trump and Cummings unless you are going to help a city that is being allowed to die by design. Fuck both you motherfuckers!

I just had to add this!

Jared Kushner owns lots of apartments in the Baltimore area. Some were infested with mice.

In a now-viral tweetstorm on Saturday, President Trump characterized Rep. Elijah E. Cummings’s Baltimore-based congressional district as a “rodent infested mess” where “no human” would want to live.

His criticism rang with a particular irony in Baltimore County, where the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner owns more than a dozen apartment complexes that have been cited with hundreds of code violations and, critics say, provide sub-standard housing to lower income tenants.

Kushner Companies, which started operating in Maryland in 2013, has owned almost 9,000 rental units across 17 complexes, many of them in Baltimore County, the Baltimore Sun reported earlier this year.

The properties generate at least $90 million in revenue annually. Kushner stepped down as CEO of the company in 2017, when he became a senior White House adviser.

In 2017, Baltimore County officials revealed that apartments owned by Kushner Cos. were responsible for more than 200 code violations, all accrued in the span of the calendar year. Repairs were made only after the county threatened fines, local officials said, and even after warnings, violations on nine propeties were not addressed, resulting in monetary sanctions.

That bastard’s properties were cited for mouse infestations, mold problems and maggots. And even though tenants tried to file a class action lawsuit, a ‘white’ judge denied their request. It wouldn’t have made any difference because my cousin was involved in a similar lawsuit and for his pains received $724.15 and this was considered a ‘windfall‘ by the attorney that is suing for more of the class action settlement in Attorney’s Fees. Poor people don’t stand a chance against these goddamn worthless ass racist vultures! And don’t even act like you don’t know who Jared Kushner is. He is Trump’s son-in-law; married to that bitch daughter of his named Ivanka and so he has not a goddamn leg to stand on when screeching or tweeting about the living conditions of people in Cummings district and Cummings has nothing to say for himself because he knew about this shit and yet said nothing! I am TOO fucking through!

14 thoughts on “I Hate To Admit It, But Trump Is Right About Baltimore Being Rat Infested. He Should Know Because Jared Kushner Owns Hundreds Of Rental Properties That Have Failed Housing Code Standards, But Trump Is Also Right About Elijah Cummings

    1. Thank you toritto. I go to Baltimore only because I have to, but this latest trip just appalled me too damn much. And then I have to read about what the politicians are saying about Baltimore. Why don’t they hear what Baltimore’s citizens have to say about what Cummings is NOT doing for Baltimore? Why didn’t Trump read the report on his own damn housing agency run by his own pick? Because that does not fit in with his agenda. I despise people who pick and choose what they want depending on what they need and neglect to tell the whole story; only parts of it. Trump cannot take the high road on this, nor can Cummings and so I re-state, both need to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up or put their money where their mouths are!

      Toritto, I sincerely thank you for your comment.

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      1. Thanks Shelby I took a job in Baltimore just as the harbor was being completed. Before that the dock area was practically in ruins. The city seemed to be on the rebound. Camden Yard was built for the Orioles and things seemed to be improving I could take my wife and kids to the market. Schaefer was mayor and he was a Baltimore cheerleader followed by Kurt Schmoke. When I left in October 1993 to return to N.J. I thought the city might have a future. Didn’t seem to turn out as I had hoped or expected. Thanks and regards.


      2. Toritto, I was just about to arrive in that city when you left. I was there when Kurt Schmoke was mayor. Back then that city was thriving. Even though the murder rate was over 300 when I was there, I was never afraid to stumble home after hours in the neighborhood bar. The Harbor was thriving. The area around Lexington Market was thriving. I remember having to attend a fancy dress ball and I purchased my ball gown from a store near Lexington Market and had my hair done next door. The wild times I had in Baltimore make me absolutely want to weep for what she has become. I absolutely adored that city and that is why even though she has fucked me up at times, I still love her. I just cannot live there.

        And no, Baltimore did not “turn out as you had hoped or expected” and more’s the goddamn pity in that. When I left in 2002, I had hoped that she’d make a comeback but nothing fucking doing. That city had so much potential and now she is being used as a pawn in a political game of back and forth. Meanwhile that city bleeds amid corruption, scandal and neglect.

        Toritto, thank you for your comment.

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    1. Toritto, I thought that I could not be more appalled than I am but after reading the article relating to the link you posted, this shit is just unbefuckingbelievable! That piece of filthy shit that calls itself Jared Kushner is treating the Black residents of Baltimore like they are beneath rodents. I goddamn swear that I don’t know why I haven’t exploded from the force of sheer outrage and rage! That fucking bastard!! And what’s more Trump knew about this shit when he started spouting off about Baltimore being rat infested when his own son-in-law is helping that shit along by refusing to keep his apartment units up to health and safety codes. That son-of-a-bitch has hundreds of housing code violations and has requested the civil arrest of 105 former tenants. I have got to include portions of this shit in this post.

      Toritto, thank you for providing the link in your comment. It is much appreciated!

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  1. That bald-headed, decrepit, milk dud head-ass, hound dog-eyed, ass nigga. He is the most despicable kind of traitor to black society you can get. I’m not given any points to trump and I dam as sure would never vote for him, but that was a zinger, and there’s nothing that defeated ass negro can say to contest that leg sweep trump dealt to his soulless ass.

    Awesome write ass usual, Shelby.

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    1. TSP, tell us how you REALLY feel!!! I hear ya man! No, I am NOT giving any points to Trump, nor would I EVER vote FOR him, but he at least has balls; big kahunas for pointing out what should have been most obvious in that not one goddamn so-called ‘BLACK’ politician has done a goddamn thing FOR Baltimore. They’ve only neglected Baltimore or outright stolen federal funds that were designated to help that city because there is nothing to show for the fact that billions of federal money has flowed into Baltimore. How about some government oversight committee hone in on what the fuck Cummings and other so-called ‘Black’ misleaders have been doing with money that was designated for Baltimore to help relieve some of Baltimore’s serious issues.

      Trump does not get any praise from me, but at the very least, he has started a conversation over the fact that Cummings is a hypocrite when his own house is not in order but he is pretending to give a shit about what Trump is up to. His shenanigans need looking into.

      Thank you for your comment! I can tell that you are hot as fire over this! I am as well.


  2. That’s horrifying! MD is the only other state I’ve lived in and I didn’t realize Baltimore got that bad. Serioulsy, they need to clean house and get people to actually care about the people. However, Trump is certainly not a saint in this issue for obvious reasons and Cummings deserves to be called out.

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    1. Ospreyshire, Baltimore has long been a hotbed of political corruption. You cannot find a politician or any city official for that matter, who is not “on the take.” They all are. There is not one Baltimore politician that is not ‘corruption central’. Add to that the fact that the whites are gentrifying Baltimore like they did with Washington, DC. If you had been in Washington, D.C. back in the 70s and 80s and even early 90s, you would have found what was indeed, ‘Chocolate City’. That is NOT the case anymore. Whites went in and sent those Black people, packing. DC is not the same. And they have the very same planned for Baltimore.

      Whites don’t just put a plan in motion two days ago. They plan decades ahead and they move people around like chess pieces on a board. That is what they are doing to ALL of us.For example, take Walmart. Everyone thought that Walmart would be their friendly ‘low price leader’ forever and forever and now that Walmart has closed down all other grocery stores in many areas and is the only game in town, now Walmart has their customers pissing and moaning about how high Walmart’s prices are.

      I have a van service that carts people around to do their grocery shopping and whatnot and the wailing and moaning coming from my passengers is something to hear. People don’t look at the big picture. They don’t look waaay down the road. They tend to live in the here and now, but those who are sitting back waiting to pounce at the right time, have the shit all figured out and people are just too predictable. The script never needs to change and still, people just don’t get it. If something seems too good to be true, it’s because it is.

      And now look at us, Walmart’s shit is just that, SHIT! People are being moved from their homes and cities to make way for a different set of folks and no one saw that coming. High rents equal homelessness. High rents equal gentrification. And high rents mean that people don’t have a lot of money to spend on food; hence the perfect storm of shit what with Walmart’s prices heading higher. In my area, we used to have Win Dixie, Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly and now all we have is Walmart, Kroger and Food Lion and they ain’t worth a damn! Not to mention, there are ‘food deserts’ and that is why I had to start up a van service because people just did not have the ability to transport their food home before it spoiled because the transit system here is so damn slow and with the heat index up in the high 90s to 100F, people would be sick as shit eating that bacteria laden food.

      Shit is getting more dire by the second.

      Ospreyshire, I thank you for your comment.

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      1. I’ve heard stories about corruption in Baltimore, but I was unaware that it was that bad for so long. Since you have firsthand experience, I certainly take your words with a lot of credence. Gentrification is wrong and it does need to be stopped.

        That’s something I’ve been realizing lately with how White people thinking years and decades into the future as harmful and misguiding it can be. It’s like they are clairvoyant with fear if that makes sense. I’m certainly guilty of only thinking about the here and now or at best, a few days into the future. Having Walmart being the only supermarket game in town certainly won’t end well.

        I remember you talking about your van service in another post, but I don’t think you mentioned the context of people in food deserts, too. I’m really glad that you get to help people with transportation and everything.

        No problem.


      2. Whites are playing chess while Black people are playing checkers. Not to mention that Black people want to be entertained all the time and are quite actually, THE entertainers for whites as well as their own entertainment. While whites are studying every damn body and moving them around on the chess board, Black folks are somewhere doing everything but looking at the big picture. The people back in the 70s could teach these young folks a thing or two, but most of them are elderly, ailing or dead. What’s coming up now, hasn’t a prayer hence why gentrification crept up on us and took us over. We don’t think ahead. We live for today and think that tomorrow will take care of itself. That’s just not true because someone else has taken our tomorrow and fucked it up.

        Thank you for your comment.

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      3. That’s definitely true about the chess and checkers metaphor. Good point about studying people because there have been times I was unaware of people until it was too late. Whenever I do try to study other people, then all of a sudden I’m “over-analyzing” for some reason like I’m not supposed to know about how people work. That’s true about being entertained. I’ve been doing what I can to beat the habit by working on my own creative projects or doing something constructive whether it’s making or cleaning something. Reading the works of Neely Fuller Jr. has certainly helped in that regard to look at any action as either constructive or non-constructive. Good quote about tomorrows being taken.

        You’re welcome, Shelby.

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