US President Donald Trump has reiterated his harsh words for Baltimore and other diverse, liberal cities. Photo: The Washington Post

Donald Trump’s criticism of Baltimore and other US cities is designed to galvanise white, rural base for 2020

  • President has embraced an American political tradition of appealing to rural voters by depicting cities as centres of crime and disease
  • In reality, the country’s largest urban areas are major engines of the national economy and generate more tax money than they receive
Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020

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US President Donald Trump has reiterated his harsh words for Baltimore and other diverse, liberal cities. Photo: The Washington Post
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Elijah Cummings is one of the most prominent African Americans in Congress. Photo: AP

Donald Trump branded a racist after declaring mostly-black US city of Baltimore a ‘rat-infested mess’ in Twitter attack against lawmaker Elijah Cummings

  • Trump’s comments came in a series of three Twitter messages early Saturday
  • The outburst came two weeks after Trump told four congresswomen of colour they should ‘go back’ to the countries they came from
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Elijah Cummings is one of the most prominent African Americans in Congress. Photo: AP
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