In what is beginning to look like a masterful political strategy, President Trump tore into Nancy Pelosi for conditions in her home district of San Francisco.
Congress is just settling into their latest taxpayer-funded extended vacation and leave it to the president who is a master level troll to spoil their summers by pointing out how their own constituents have suffered while they frolic in Washington D.C.
On Saturday morning, the usual Trump Twitter trigger mechanism sent Democrats, their celebrity mouthpieces and the winged monkeys in the corrupt media when he blasted House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings for his squalor ridden, “rat and rodent invested” Baltimore district.
Rather than acknowledge that he has neglected his own district, Cummings and his fellow Trump-haters brayed in anger that Trump’s legitimate criticism was racist and lo and behold, they were joined by Pelosi.
.@RepCummings is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague. We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership. #ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot https://t.co/2LG8AuQrHh
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 27, 2019
But did Nancy once again blunder into a trap set by her arch-enemy? It sure looks like that’s the case because Trump blasted her on Sunday morning for the dismal conditions in her own district which has become notorious for an embarrassing problem due to streets strewn with drug needles and human fecal matter.
In a nutshell, let they who are without sin cast the first stone.
Someone please explain to Nancy Pelosi, who was recently called racist by those in her own party, that there is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore. Just take…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
Decades of liberal rule have turned the once-great city into a true American sh*thole that may be acceptable to the residents who keep electing Democrats to spite President Trump but to those unaccustomed to the dismal and deteriorating conditions and overwhelming stench are avoiding it like a leper colony.
And what about Pelosi’s district?
Here is a sampling of recent stories about the congressional district that she has ruled over since Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Cher last starred in anything that could be called a box office hit.
Some of the areas in Pelosi’s district actually make Baltimore look like a splendid Mediterranean vaction resort.
San Fran Diseased Streets… Needles, Garbage, Feces… Like Worst Slums in World… https://t.co/ORNDcRovM6
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 20, 2018
A comprehensive investigation by the Bay Area NBC affiliate last year reported that areas of downtown San Francisco were comparable to some of the worst slums on the planet.
From the report:
As the Investigative Unit photographed nearly a dozen hypodermic needles scattered across one block, a group of preschool students happened to walk by on their way to an afternoon field trip to city hall.
“We see poop, we see pee, we see needles, and we see trash,” said teacher Adelita Orellana. “Sometimes they ask what is it, and that’s a conversation that’s a little difficult to have with a 2-year old, but we just let them know that those things are full of germs, that they are dangerous, and they should never be touched.”
In light of the dangerous conditions, part of Orellana’s responsibilities now include teaching young children how to avoid the contamination.
According to other reports, a big medical convention that has been gathering in San Fran since the 1980s has said enough and is looking for another host city citing the condition of the streets.
A huge medical convention has cancelled plans to meet in San Francisco, saying its members don’t feel safe on the streets. https://t.co/eyiZWnaOkP
— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) July 3, 2018
As president of S.F. Travel, the city’s visitors bureau, Joe D’Alessandro’s job is to promote San Francisco. You’d think he’d be hyping the city’s gorgeous vistas, top-notch restaurants and glorious museums.
Instead, he’s getting honest.
Sure, San Francisco has great facets worthy of postcards and travel books, but it also has a worsening underbelly that D’Alessandro says he can no longer gloss over.
People injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks. Tent camps. Human feces. The threatening behavior of some people who appear either mentally ill or high. Petty theft.
“The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting. I’ve never seen any other city like this — the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs,” said D’Alessandro.
Trump is ruining their vacations, that is how deeply that he is in their heads and when it comes to Democrats who preside over similar districts, it’s a target-rich environment for him.