But as POTUS you don’t attack cities, your constituents, period. You look for answer and don’t lash out at congresspersons.The language used was colored at best. As a true leader you talk about solutions, not shaming and saying no “person” would live there... implying the people who do aren’t people. That’s just hurtful and wrong. Obama was asked what he called the people who didn’t vote for him and he said “my constituents”. Whether or not someone voted for you, in that office it’s your job to speak for and rally for all US citizens. It’s so shameful and hurtful to write a town or people off as a lost cause instead of looking for the cause and trying to remedy it. “I’m a uniter, not a divider”, GW. At least he meant it. Whether or not that was true, he meant it in his heart. That was the goal. As much as I hated GW’s policies, I knew that he meant that in his heart but maybe had misguided attempts in achieving that goal. Obama wasn’t perfect either, far from. But they put the good of the American people above all else in their minds. Dumping and dissing a city in need of real help and change, it’s shameful.
Yes, the communication can be better, he needs a communications filter person. It is so easy to communicate poorly by firing off a text and he's a hard nose... not a politician.I didn't read it the way you did, but clearly people do. Media amplifies it and the Democratic cry is "racist". A racist wouldn't put effort into previously, fund primarily black colleges, etc.. I won't apologize for his words, he's very direct, unfiltered. Most executives in the country could not get away with that. The real problem, just like the Colin Kappernack issue, the real problem gets lost in the infighting. Trump did sign off on a plan... not sure what became of it. I read him as saying... where's the money and results? thehill.com/.../420968-trump-to-sign-executive-order-aimed-at-revitalizing-distressed-communitiestwitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1155574627869122560www.breitbart.com/.../
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And #ElPaso now what? When is it enough? Words have weight, words lead to action by the loyal followers, the believers. When is enough enough? We all feared something like this was coming.
To be entirely honest, all I know is about the El Paso and Dayton shooting is that they happened. I've had a fairly busy (and slightly drunk) weekend.I'm in the middle of reading more into them and learning as much as I can about the incident, the response, investigation, and political responses. I'll get back to you soon :)
I agree that words have weight that lead to actions. As of right now, I don't see this directly leading back to Trump as the cause. This view may change as the investigation is ongoing. However, for the moment my views remain as such for the following:1. Allegedly, the shooter has held this views for several years pre Trump. (No, I'm not defending the shooter. His actions are inexcusable.)2. Dem. Candidates in the past two days have flipped the blame multiple times between Trump and the shooter. This looses credibility.3. The Democratic party needs to stop being so two faced and holding a double standard. The shooter at the Congressional baseball shooting in 2017 had DIRECT ties and support to Sanders, yet the party refused to acknowledge it. The second it suits them though, such as in this instance, they will.
Grond you are 100% spot on, Baltimore was once a beautiful city, I only hope it can be one day in the near future. When Liberals mentioned it, it got a pass, when President Trump brings light to it, stop the trains, I am offended.
Precisely. Maybe they are offended because it has been democratically-controlled for over 40 years. So this is their mess.It's also ironic, because his words inspired a number of conservatives to go in with charity and try to help clean up.
Bernie was bringing light and offering hope, this is just a Trump dump because Fox told him to be mad at Elijah Cummings then called Cummings a racist... right. At least we know what Trumps Keep America Great Campaign is based on, blaming people of color.
And the PBS documentary? No one called that are racist statement when they said the exact same thing he did. And crazy as it sounds, Trump offered hope because he inspired conservatives to go down there and help out in the city. Did Bernie do the same?Besides, there was nothing racist in what Trump said. It is only those who have already decided that it is racist before reading it who can make that conclusion. For everyone else, who is reading his words without assuming intent, there is nothing racist in them
You’re a smart one.
Don’t offer criticism as a leader unless you are also offering a solution. Don’t dump on a city and people because Fox News told you Elijah Cummings said something unfavorable. Disgraceful behavior by the POTUS.
Lol. Baltimore has been a nightmare for decades. PBS did an entire documentary on the rat problem. Bernie Sanders likened it to North Korea. You didn’t give two fucks abut Baltimore until you decided you’d perform today’s installment of Outrage Theater. Give me a break.