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Bernie Sanders blasted Baltimore as a ‘third world country’ and ‘shame’ in the past comments

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President Trump drew a flood of criticism from Democrats on Saturday over a series of Twitter messages aimed at U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and the Baltimore district, Cummings represents in Congress.

But just a few years ago, Bernie Sanders — sen is looking for a candidate, the Democratic party of 2020 presidential nomination — took his own shots in Baltimore, a distinguished North-East of the city in dealing with the high rates of violence and crime, drug abuse, poverty, and political corruption.

“Who took the hike, we went to this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation,” Sanders said during a visit to the city, West Baltimore section in December 2015, the Baltimore Sun reported. “You would think that they were in a third world country.”

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The independent U.S. senator from Vermont and also Baltimore, referred to as “a community in which half the people have no jobs.”

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

“We are talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable.”

— US sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Democratic presidential candidate sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at George Washington University in Washington, July 17, 2019. (Associated Press)

Sanders was the visit to the section of Baltimore, where a 25-year-old black man by the name of Freddie Gray was arrested earlier that year for allegedly in the possession of an illegal knife. Grey fell into a coma while in police custody and died a few days later, sparking a national outcry against the members of the city police Department.

But all six police officers were suspended in connection with the death of either all charges were dropped against them or were acquitted.

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In 2016, Sanders a Twitter message about Baltimore published.

“Residents of Baltimore’s poorest districts have a shorter lifespan than people living under the dictatorship in North Korea,” Sanders wrote. “That’s a shame.”

The gloomy portrait of Sanders painted, then, seems to be a little different, the Trump presented on Saturday, the President said, the town had a monument to government neglect.

In one message, Trump Cummings described the district as “disgusting, rats and rodents infested mess.”

“If he spent more time in Baltimore,” the President added, “maybe he can help clean up this very dangerous & dirty place.”

“Where is all the money going?” Trump asked later in relation to the Federal dollars sent to Baltimore over the years. “How much is stolen? The investigation of this corrupt mess immediately!”

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Prominent Democrats – including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, was born in Baltimore and whose father was a Baltimore mayor and presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren to defend were quick to Cummings and fire back at Trump.

Also on Saturday, Sanders appeared to abandon his past criticism of the Baltimore, and focuses instead on the defense of Cummings and bashing the President.

“Here wrote, what’s really going on,” Sanders. “@RepCummings has been the revelation of the error of the trump management and free of the greed of Trump’s friends in the pharmaceutical industry, and our racist President is not like that.”

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