A recent article has surfaced from November 9, 2016 clearly identifying agreement with Trump’s position on the city.
The article was pointed out by President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. via twitter.
This literally ran in the Baltimore Sun.
Trump's right: Declare Baltimore a 'disaster' and rebuild it – Baltimore Sun https://t.co/oXySL0SAjv
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 29, 2019
The article published by the same paper that has now criticized Trump’s mirrored comments from the 2016 campaign trail began with, “Donald J. Trump is known for his hyperbole, but not all of his ideas are a stretch. Our inner cities are a “disaster,” as he said in the final presidential debate — and they should be officially declared so.
It went on to say, The idea is radical, revolutionary and just what urban America needs: a federal disaster declaration for our most impoverished neighborhoods hard hit by crime, urban blight and economic malaise.
Additionally The Sun went on to say “Even worse, aspiring business owners and inventors in the inner city are often precluded from receiving sustaining government assistance while they pursue their dreams.
“Unemployment and disability insurance, for example, often have bars on self-employment and outside income while receiving benefits. Only a handful of states (which administer unemployment) allow entrepreneurs to collect benefits (and stop seeking salaried and hourly work) while they start-up. Maryland, for example, stopped accepting the funds available under federal law to administer such a program.”
Closing the thought with, That’s where another, equally radical Trump proposal comes in: microloans in lieu of social assistance payments. The most obvious example is unemployment payments, which could be turned into repayable but forgivable loans, according to Mr. Trump.
What are your thoughts of the 180 done by The Baltimore Sun? Are they now playing politics rather than reporting new like so many other Corporate Media organizations?