CNN Anchor Victor Blackwell Accuses Trump of Racism, Defends Hometown Baltimore But Fails to Explain Horrid State of City

Victor Blackwell, co-host of CNN’s New Day Weekend program, defended his hometown Baltimore from criticism by President Donald Trump Saturday morning. Blackwell, who is black, accused Trump of racism but failed to explain the horrid conditions in West Baltimore that Trump condemned, saying only, “there are challenges, no doubt.”

Trump went after Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Twitter Saturday after viewing an interview on Fox & Friends with Baltimore Republican Kimberly Klacik who had posted video of the trashy, rat-infested conditions of Cummings’ West Baltimore Congressional District on Thursday.

Trump tweeted a three-part statement on Cummings and Baltimore:

Video of Blackwell attacking Trump as a racist on New Day Weekend was posted by CNN with the comment, “President Trump tweeted that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district is a “rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” It’s @VictorBlackwell’s home district. “When he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people,” Blackwell says.”

Klacik responded to Blackwell with more video and this comment, “It is so sad to see @VictorBlackwell & @CNN turn the light currently shining on #WestBaltimore into a race issue. This could result in a positive change. @RepCummings could help get his district in order. Listen to one of his constituents explain the “rats & rodents” problem.”

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