August 05, 2019

SPECIAL: Ezra Levant hits the streets of Baltimore to see if Trump was right about the city's decline

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

It all started when President Trump tweeted at Baltimore Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings that his district "is considered the Worst in the USA" and "no human being would want to live there." Trump also called the city a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess."

Because Cummings, like a slim majority of those who live in his district, is African-American, Trump's critics immediately condemned those tweets as "racist." 

But others are coming to Trump's defense, saying that while his words might have been harsh, the truth is that Baltimore no longer resembles the place that once earned it the nickname "Charm City."

That's why I travelled there today: To see for myself what Baltimore is really like.

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commented 2019-08-06 20:29:52 -0400
- There’s a video circulating now from about 20 years ago of Elijah Cummings saying much the same things about Baltimore that Trump said. Klavan played it recently on his show. Leftists don’t care about people, they use people to get the only thing they really care about – Power.
commented 2019-08-06 15:36:33 -0400
Mike Krchnak—-see Mike, I was correct in saying that Ezra wouldn’t go to Baltimore to cover a story, unless he had something else that was important to do down there.
Ezra Levant: " Rebel gets White House media credentials again." Ezra had to go there and get the credentials in person.
commented 2019-08-06 13:07:35 -0400
mike krchnak commented 1 hour ago
Good point about enjoying the weather and not thinking about Trudeau. It’s 10am here and I have done 3 outside house jobs, however I don’t think I am enjoying the work.
commented 2019-08-06 11:48:07 -0400
Further to your post Ron…..I also believe that in the next few weeks, The Rebel will be in full election. It’s summer and people are not watching a lot of Tv/news feeds, they’re outside enjoying the weather.

Let’s make Justin a part time drama teacher again and put the LPC into the back benches.
commented 2019-08-06 11:41:05 -0400
Ron, yes that reply was to you. A couple of things, T O to Baltimore is around a 1 hour flight and roughly a couple hundred bucks return. Ezra spent the whole day there and could be back home for a late supper. The Baltimore story is news, mainly because of the wing nut MSM. Now a trip to San Fran would not cheap and could not be done in a day return.
There very well could be something else going on, but I believe he was there to report on the story…..a good story at that. Cheers!
commented 2019-08-06 11:24:45 -0400
The media moved on and Elijah Cummings became very quiet because the corruption is deeper than the garbage on the streets of Baltimore and they want the story to be buried deeper than the Atlantic Trench.
commented 2019-08-06 10:30:28 -0400
mike krchnak commented 9 hours ago
Rob….l believe it’s called….reporting the news. I know this is a U.S. issue, but it’s news worthy in that it shows what happens when the leftist regressive’s are in control. Look what happened in T O. this past weekend.
Mike , I believe you were responding to me for criticizing why Ezra would go to Baltimore and do a 10 min. story, unless he had other things in mind. Mike, it was a spent story, 9 days old. Every Internet Company and TV Station had already worn out this story on Baltimore and the rat that Ezra saw.

If he wanted a rodent story, he should have gone to San Francisco where they are worried about the BUBONIC PLAGUE coming back, (killed millions in medieval times) spread from human feces (Homeless People) and rodents. Or Los Angles (same problem) where they had to rip up the rodent feces infested carpet in their CITY Hall.

I tend to worry about the Globalist Trudeau being reelected than rodent sightings.
commented 2019-08-06 08:27:27 -0400
Once again Trump is right on! These leftist politician are all the same US or Canada, bent on and bound to destroy the country. Toronto a prime example of this same agenda. Thanks for giving us a tour. Hopefully, for the sake of the citizens this mess gets cleaned up and the Democrat Rep. gets booted out!
commented 2019-08-06 06:09:18 -0400
Harper got the same accusations of racism and bigotry as Trump has experienced with his First Nations Financial Transparency Act.
Proper auditing and accountability would assist in directing the money to the people that need it the most . But this is construed as racist by the leftists who want to protect their corrupt interests.
It’s almost hopeless when the media and leftist politicians prey on the weak and those easily influenced by third demagoguery.
commented 2019-08-06 03:56:03 -0400
Where is the picture of Occasional Cortex, dressed all in white, collapsing in tears against a chain link fence in Baltimore?
commented 2019-08-06 03:41:37 -0400
It’s almost like far left liberals everywhere don’t really care about the citizens of their countries, all they care about is the money and power they personally obtain from being in government.
commented 2019-08-06 03:33:04 -0400
Democrats like A.O.C. contrive fake stories about detained illegal migrants being forced to drink out of toilets while the Democrats blithely turn a blind eye to Americans eating, drinking and sleeping in disgusting abandoned sh*tholes in Dem controlled cities. The selective moral outrage and hypocrisy of the far left Democrats is shocking.
commented 2019-08-06 01:06:41 -0400
Sure, Baltimore has it’s shitty districts. Most American cities do. I have stayed in Baltimore a few times and enjoyed the place.
Trump is calling out their political class versus the citizenry. Electioneering perhaps, but Trump is a developer. He sees potential. This congressman has pull, he can marshal resources, kick the city in the ass, get some dumpsters, knock down some unsightly buildings. The literature is clear on what that does for a community.
But he does nothing. Just sits on his fat ass.
Well done President Trump … Making America Great Again.
I wonder how many other congressmen might now be looking over their shoulder.
And well done to you Mr. Levant … Another Great Show.
commented 2019-08-06 00:33:12 -0400
Good idea.
commented 2019-08-06 00:29:53 -0400
Rob….l believe it’s called….reporting the news. I know this is a U.S. issue, but it’s news worthy in that it shows what happens when the leftist regressive’s are in control. Look what happened in T O. this past weekend.
commented 2019-08-05 23:46:54 -0400
The real question is what is EZRA doing in that part of the US besides the 10 minute Baltimore story?
Hiring new reporters ?
Amalgamating with a US Company ?
Where are Sheila, David etc…?
I love conspiracy theories. There is a reason for everything that happens.
commented 2019-08-05 23:03:02 -0400
A large independent Canadian News organization…making waves in the larger world!
I sure wish people would sit up and take notice…getting exposed to the truth in the process.

I’m curious Ezra, did any of those Democrats shout obscenities at you or things like ’Canuck Go Home?
commented 2019-08-05 21:41:10 -0400
Maybe if enough people see the mess and the squaller the Democrats might get voted out.
commented 2019-08-05 21:28:50 -0400
Don’t wear sandals in that neighbourhood. Is that too racist?
commented 2019-08-05 21:13:05 -0400
One of the best ways to learn about Baltimore is watching The Wire, the brilliant HBO series that was shot in Baltimore and written by people who knew it intimately, including David Simon, a long-time Baltimore journalist, and Ed Burns, a former Baltimore Homicide detective-turned-schoolteacher who led the writing team. It shows Baltimore as it was just a few years ago, already well past its glory days. Simon declares in the commentary of the pilot episode that he wanted to portray a modern American city with the same intimacy that Dosteyevsky portrayed his city, Moscow, in his classic works. In my opinion, it is the finest TV series ever made, bar none. IMDB reviews have consistently rated it at 9+ out of 10 for years now, better than many more famous shows and films. The Wire will show you how a modern American city works – or rather fails to work – and I’ve never heard Simon accused of racism by anyone. He portrays all elements of society, including the many decent black people in the inner cities who are victims of drug gangs, bad policing, self-interested city government, and a declining economy.
commented 2019-08-05 21:11:01 -0400
That was excellent and she is a good spokesperson for this challenge.
She should run for Mayor of Baltimore.
commented 2019-08-05 21:02:39 -0400
commented 2019-08-05 20:32:28 -0400
What a great story today! This shows so many things about the story. Elija Cummings is too chicken to face up to the mess he and his Devilcrats have made. Ordinary folks just want a clean and safe hood to live in. The far left media idiots would rather make up fake news than go see for themselves. And it’s ordinary folks who have the power to reach out to the president and expose the stinking pest holes their cities have become.