House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday struck back at President Donald Trump for his recent attacks on the city of Baltimore, which the president described as “dangerous” and “filthy.”
Via CNN’s Manu Raju, Pelosi said that Trump “doesn’t know what he’s talking about” when it comes to Baltimore and suggested that he “ask his son-in-law, who’s a slumlord there, if he wants to talk about rodent infestations” in the city.
Speaker Pelosi, responding to Trump’s attacks on Baltimore, says: “So the president – this comes as no surprise – really doesn't know what he's talking about. But maybe you could ask his son-in-law, who's a slumlord there, if he wants to talk about rodent infestations."
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 1, 2019
Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that residents at buildings owned by Kushner’s family real estate firm have been regularly complaining about “mold, bedbugs, leaks… and plenty of mice.”
Dezmond James, a Baltimore resident who has lived in one of the Kushner-owned buildings for the past four years, said the company is unresponsive to residents’ complaints.
“They don’t care,” he told the AP.
The Baltimore Sun reported in 2017 that Kushner’s company has also been “the most aggressive” when it comes to asking judges to arrest former tenants who still owe the company money.
“Since 2013, the first full year in which the Kushner Cos. operated in Maryland, corporate entities affiliated with the firm’s 17 apartment complexes in the state have sought the civil arrest of 105 former tenants for failing to appear in court to face allegations of unpaid debt,” the paper reported.