On Saturday, in his usual deplorable fashion, our so-called “president” lashed out at Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in series of tweets that were vile, even for Trump.
Since then, Trump has received an astounding amount of backlash, even prompting the hashtag “#WeAreBaltimore” to reach the top of the trending list on Twitter, as thousands of people, including celebrities and well-known journalists alike, to join together in solidarity for the city.
Trump’s nasty comments calling the area “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live” might have been a little hasty, because perhaps he didn’t know (or just doesn’t care) that his precious Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner owns a number housing projects there that have racked up hundreds of building violations.
According to Newsweek:
‘Kushner, who is a senior White House adviser and maintains ownership of these properties despite his administration role, was reported to have racked up more than 200 code violations for apartments his company owned back in November 2017, according to then Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
‘Kushner Cos., Trump’s son-in-law’s company, accrued all those violations in that calendar year and only made repairs after the county threatened to impose fines and to withhold Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) payments for the low income properties.’
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said at the time:
‘Contrary to the assertions of the Kushner Cos. that they are in compliance with local laws, our inspectors identified and cited more than 200 code violations in properties owned by Jared Kushner.’
Kamenetz went on to explain:
‘Repairs were made only after the county threatened to withhold rent or issue fines. And in nine instances, we had to carry through with threatened sanctions.
‘We expect all landlords to comply with the code requirements that protect the health and safety of their tenants, even if the landlord’s father-in-law is President of the United States.’
The projects owned by Kushner house nearly 20,000 people.
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