in the vicinityVideoHUD Secretary Ben Carson speaks in Baltimore, in the midst of controversy over Trump’s criticism of the city
Carson advertises opportunity zones program, which can be invested in the non-realised price gains, the report in underserved communities; Doug McKelway.
U.S. housing and urban development state Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson was in Baltimore on Wednesday, where he was President of the Trump defended controversial comments about the Maryland city in the midst of a raging criticism of leaders in the state.
Carson, who said before taking his post in the trump administration hospital in Baltimore, and practiced at Johns Hopkins, that the city has problems, “you can sweep under the carpet.”
“It’s kind of like a patient who is suffering from cancer: you can dress up and put on a nice suit and try to ignore it, but to have that cancer, a devastating effect,” said Carson, while outside of Hollins House, a state-sponsored residential facility for seniors in the district of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. “You have to be ready to address that Problem, if you’re ever going to solve it.”
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Carson, the highest-ranking African-Americans in the trump administration, did not offer any new policy announcements, but boasted of the tax incentive pushes to help by the White house, economically disadvantaged areas. The HUD Secretary also defended the progress the town made, since he added for the first time in the 1970s, but to do that it will still work.
“The President is focused on the people, and certainly my focus,” said Carson. “We need to learn to work together and we do not recognize each other’s enemy.”
On Saturday, Trump’s controversial tweets in which he slammed Cummings’ district attacked as a “rodent mess” and a place where “life, no man would be issued.” He added that the Baltimore was a “very dangerous & dirty place.”
Cummings replied directly to Trump on Twitter, saying: “Mr. President, I’m going home to my district every day. Every morning I Wake up and I go out and fight for my neighbors. It is in my Constitution, is even compulsory to carry out the supervision of the Executive. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my voters.”
Baltimore mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, also say re-fired to trump after his attacks, he is a “disappointment for the people in Baltimore, our country and around the world.”
“It is totally denigrate unacceptable for the political leaders of our country to a vibrant, American city, like Baltimore, and said to brutally attack US representative Elijah Cummings, a patriot and a hero,” Young said in a statement.
A spokesman for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, defends the territory and its inhabitants. In an E-Mail to Michael Ricci wrote, “Baltimore City is really the core of our state, and more attacks between politicians to get us anywhere.”
Cummings’ district is 55 percent black and includes a large part of Baltimore. It is home to the national headquarters of the NAACP and the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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The city has violence and crime, with more than 300 murders, for four years in a row It is a crumbling infrastructure and a police Department, Federal oversight.
Earlier this month, the presidential party moved cross-condemnation after his call for the four Democratic women in the Congress of the color was to get out of the U.S. “now,” say, if the lawmakers “hate our country” you can go back to your “broken and crime-infested” countries, things to repair and return.
His comments were directed at Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. All are American citizens and three out of the four were born in the United States, The Democratic-led U.S. house voted largely to convict along party lines, his “racist comments”.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.