- The Washington Times - Monday, July 29, 2019

Radio host Rush Limbaugh says new claims of racism against President Trump over his comments about Baltimore and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings are red herrings to distract from the “absolute truth” about Democrat-run cities.

The conservative icon told “Fox & Friends” Monday morning that the latest round of media outrage over Mr. Trump’s weekend tweets is predictable for a simple reason: “You’re not supposed to criticize anything the Democrats run.”

“Wherever you find this decadent decay, you’re going to find Democrats having run the operation,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “The city, the state, whatever it is, the county — for decades.”

The president is under fire from critics for saying Mr. Cummings’ district is “considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!”

“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” Mr. Trump tweeted Saturday. “His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”

Mr. Limbaugh said angry reactions by pundits and politicians are a response to “absolute truth” instead of real instances of racism.

“What [Trump’s] saying here is the absolute truth, but it’s not supposed to be said about any place where the Democrats are in charge,” the radio host continued.

Mr. Trump rejected accusations of racism on Sunday by saying Democrats “always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts.”

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