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.