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Rat Runs Through Live Shot Of Baltimore

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Phillip Nieto Contributor

A rat ran through a live shot of Baltimore during a local news outlet’s coverage of the controversy surrounding Trump’s tweets that the city is “rat infested.”

During a FOX45’s live shot of an empty lot in Sandtown-Winchester a rat quickly scurried across just as reporter Maxine Streicher said city residences would like to see President Trump visit Baltimore. (RELATED: Baltimore Rat Infestation Is So Bad They Made A Documentary About It 2 Years Ago)

“Now, we spoke with many people today, who say the president should consider coming here to Baltimore, to the Sandtown area, and taking a look at things for himself,” said Streicher as the camera shows a rat emerging from a pile of trash.

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In September of last year, the Former Mayor of Baltimore Catherine Pugh commented on how you could smell “the rats” and “dead animals” in some of the cities poorest areas.

“What the hell? We should just take all this sh*t down,” said Pugh. “Whoa, you can smell the rats…whew, Jesus.”

Pugh exclaims, “Oh my God, you can smell the dead animals.”

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Since Trump’s weekend tweets condemning Rep. Elijah Cummings for not focusing on his own district and claiming that it was “rat infested” members of the press and Democratic party have condemned the President comments as racist.

On Tuesday, the President double downed on his tweets and blamed Cummings for Baltimore’s shortcomings.

“As you know, Congressman Cummings has been there for a very long time. He has had an iron hand on it. It is a corrupt city, all you have to do is look at the facts,” Trump said. “The government over the years has pumped in billions and billions of dollars to no avail. To absolutely no avail.”

The president continued,”I’ve received more phone calls than I think on any subject from people of Baltimore and other cities corruptly run by Democrats thanking me for getting involved.” He finished by saying,”Those people are living in hell.”