Fox & Friends defends Trump's racist attacks against Baltimore residents by citing Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama

Steve Doocy: “People have criticized Baltimore in the past, and it was not regarded as racist” 

From the July 29 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): There have been a number of news articles that have pointed out, wait a minute, people have criticized Baltimore in the past, and it was not regarded as racist. For instance, here is Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders in Elijah Cummings’ district back in 2015 --

PETE HEGSETH (GUEST CO-HOST): Walked through it, yep.

DOOCY: Yep. And he said this about that area.


SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation, you would think that you’re in a third-world country. 


HEGSETH: Imagine the outrage if President Trump had used the phrase “it’s like a third-world country,” which is exactly what he said. You know, he went on to say, Bernie Sanders, the poorest boroughs in Baltimore have life spans shorter than folks in -- under the North Korean dictatorship.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Barack Obama also was in that area and made some observations in 2015. This is what he said at the White House when he was president. He said, “Some of the same organizers now going back into these communities to try to clean up in the aftermath of a handful of criminals and thugs who tore up the place.”

DOOCY: And that -- he’s referring to the civil unrest and the riots in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. 


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