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The American media has really plumbed the depths of new lows this week.
Take, for instance, the story of conservative activist and social media maven Scott Presler.
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In the wake of the ginned-up controversy surrounding President Donald Trump’s tweets about Baltimore and the political and press hysteria over the remarks, Presler used his internet star power and persuasion to organize a clean-up of the Congressman Elijah Cummings’ district.
An ardent supporter of President Donald Trump marshaled about 70 people Monday for a community cleanup in West Baltimore.
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Scott Presler, whose Twitter handle is “ThePersistence”, first suggested the cleanup in a Twitter post that has since gone viral. The Pennsylvania man said the effort is not a “pro-Trump rally or an anti-Rep. [Elijah] Cummings” event, referring to the Baltimore congressman who Trump took aim at in tweets and remarks more than a week ago.
After organizing supplies, refreshments, and dump trucks, Presler led a group of about 200 in the clean-up efforts on August 5. They removed about 12 tons of trash that day.
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However, it seems no good deed can go unpunished if it involves Trump in some way. The Baltimore Sun offered a snark-filled assessment of Presler’s efforts.
…Whatever he says his motives were, Mr. Presler’s presence in Baltimore reinforces the tired image of our failing urban cores. That the poor people in this dilapidated city can’t take care of their own neighborhoods and all the public officials around them have failed as well. The bureaucratic, all-talk Democrats strike again. If a crowd of volunteers could clean up 12 tons of trash in 12 hours, how incompetent and helpless must Baltimoreans be if they can’t manage it in decades, right?
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Amazingly enough, Mr. Presler is not the first one to come up with...
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