Reporter’s Notebook: Trump, Cummings, Pelosi, and the battle of Baltimore

in the vicinity ofthe video of President Trump, the comments about the living conditions in Rep. Cummings’ Baltimore district, which is labeled as a ‘racist’

The ‘outnumbered’ panel weighs in on what can be done to fix conditions in Baltimore, Maryland life, and how both sides of the aisle can work together.

We know what President Trump thinks, Baltimore, and his Congressman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

So far, Trump has not made a point of challenging the legendary Baltimore personalities such as Babe Ruth, Tom Clancy and Edgar Allan Poe.

The Bambino and Clancy were born in Baltimore. Poe lived, wrote and died in the city of charm. You can see the Poe house and Museum on North Amity Street, Baltimore, or Poe’s grave in the Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in the city center visit. For three-quarters of a century, a figure, dressed in a dark trench coat to creep in the cemetery would be after midnight on Poe’s birthday. The mystery man, a half-consumed bottle of cognac and three roses on Poe’s grave would be left. Viewers wanted to watch stones in the positions behind the grave, the dark ritual.

Poe was the master of the macabre. Poe understood, as the precise language on the printed page could petrify a reader lying in its safety of an armchair at home, with a spot of tea.

We do not need Poe to scare us these days. We have a Twitter.


In spite of the President’s contempt for Baltimore, he still has a Problem with the town’s most prominent daughter: Nancy D’Alesandro.

As House Speaker Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi, D-Calif.

Pelosi has lived for decades in San Francisco, another American city, with the help of the President has nothing but contempt. But Pelosi is the epitome of Baltimore.

Pelosi grew up in a terraced house near the corner of Albemarle and Fawn streets in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood. Shortly after becoming the first female spokeswoman, Baltimore a street after Pelosi named: About Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi.

Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., represented Baltimore for four terms in Congress, and the mayor of the city was, for 12 years. Pelosi’s brother, Tommy D’Alesandro III, also served a term as mayor of Baltimore. In fact, some attribute the presence of Major League Baseball in Baltimore to Pelosi ‘ s father. As mayor, the elder D’Alesandro pushed for the construction of Memorial Stadium, the presence of which the St. Louis Browns persuaded, on the way towards the East and the Baltimore Orioles at the beginning of 1954.


Pelosi returned to Capitol Hill this week, after leading a Congress delegation to Ghana and talk, the country’s Parliament. Pelosi met briefly with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY and disinfected to write, the Trump recently, the spending caps to debt brake package, approved, to, to. And for the first time, Pelosi was asked the address of the President broadsides fired at their home town.

The spokesman said they had so far describes only in Baltimore a few days before the trip to Ghana, the city as “a source of great pride.”

And then Pelosi pulled no punches.


To humiliate “the President, a great leader such as Elijah Cummings shows his own insecurity and his lack of understanding of what progress really is,” said Pelosi. She added that people “consider the source” when it comes to the trump tongue-lashing from Baltimore.

And then the speakers are driven Sidewinder missile: “The President, this comes as no surprise, really don’t know what he’s talking about. But maybe you could ask his son-in-law, a slum Lord, if he wants to talk about a rodent infestation.”

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared is Kushner, married to Trump’s daughter, Ivanka. Kushner’s family owns rental properties in Baltimore County and have to a number of violations of the code.

The house of representatives was in the break this week. But the Senate remained in session. And after President Trump illuminated Cummings and Baltimore, knew every Reporter would try legislators on the record about the latest outbreak.

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N. D., took a common position for the Republicans, questioned Trump’s behavior: say you were uncomfortable with such talk – but not completely cope with it.

“[Trump] delivery with this personality and these tactics,” said Cramer. “We have the same President with the same characteristics, as if he is a candidate.”


Rural Kentucky are not allowed to blight suffering from the same urban than Baltimore. But there are similar problems in the home state of Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

“There are parts of your state, a significant opioid-related problems. Meth. Lack of economic opportunity. The Problems Of Education, Menifee County. Bath County. Logan County. What if President Trump have been to those countries, when he asked the reporter with Baltimore?” McConnell.

McConnell replied that these regions “have challenges.” He suggested that they have made a little progress,” using drugs, noting that the overdose deaths have decreased “by 15 percent in the past year.”

But McConnell evaded the question of what would happen to criticize if Mr. Trump were some of these regions in Kentucky is struggling with similar challenges to inner-city Baltimore.

This is usually what happens on Capitol Hill now: Democrats do not work in a foam, while Republicans are slightly to the President, or the duck scold at all in question.

We learned Thursday that a burglar trying to get into a property owned by Elijah Cummings at 3:40 p.m. July 27. Fox the break-in is told to be a part of the real estate, the rents occurred, of Cummings. In a statement, the lawmakers said his “security system”, warned him of the trespasser, and added: “I’m scared the intruder away from screaming.”


Of course, people began to pin the attempted break-in at the president ‘ s tweets aimed at Cummings. But, Mr David Spunt noted that President Trump never any tweets about Cummings to 7:14 in the morning.

A source with knowledge of the investigation said there was “no skullduggery.” In other words, the break-in had nothing to do with Cummings’ newly elevated profile.

On Friday morning, the President seemed to revel in the schadenfreude of Cummings’ misfortune.

“Really bad news”, tweeted Trump. “The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Shame!”

Trump, the attempted robbery proved his point: Baltimore is riddled with crime and the break-in could not have a nicer guy happened.

“What is the President over Baltimore, says is outrageous,” thundered Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. “Baltimore is a great company. Great People. Large Neighborhoods. Large institutions, such as Johns Hopkins. The University of Maryland medical system. It is the home of Fort McHenry.”


Fort McHenry.

This is exactly where the battle of Baltimore. Francis Scott Key is not a native of Baltimore son; he came from the vicinity of Frederick, Md. But key penned “The Star-Spangled Banner” after watching the British ships in Baltimore Harbor bombing.

President Trump led to the contemporary “battle of Baltimore” with Cummings and the charm of the town of late. But the country would far exist, the most enduring symbols without Baltimore.

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