Trump: If I’m A Racist Then So Is Crazy Bernie Sanders

The Hill reports:

President Trump on Monday seized on years-old comments from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) comparing parts of Baltimore to a third world country, arguing the Democratic presidential candidate should be labeled a racist for the remarks if people are going to criticize the president’s own recent tweets about the city.

The remarks may have been an effort to deflect criticism over Trump’s barrage of tweeets about Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)) and Baltimore, which Trump labeled a “very dangerous & filthy place” where “no human being would want to live.”

In his 2015 comments, Sanders, who was running for the Democratic presidential nomination at the time, took issue with the inequality in parts of the city. “Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you were in a wealthy nation, you would think that you were in a Third World country,” Sanders said at the time.