August 7, 2019

USA: A Pro-Trump Gay Republican MAGA Activist Organized Massive Cleanup In Baltimore. 170+ Volunteers Helped Pick Up Over 12 Tons Of Trash From 8am-8pm. Love You All For Doing This 😊💖

WBAL Newsradio 1090AM
written by Phil Yacuboski
Monday August 5, 2019

An ardent supporter of President Donald Trump marshaled about 70 people Monday for a community cleanup in West Baltimore.

Scott Presler 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.
In a tweet the day before launching the cleanup effort, he suggested he would "stand in the middle of the city with a sign that asks why democrats choose illegal aliens over black lives." His visit to Baltimore comes during a slate of his planned Republican activist training sessions in the region.

However, Presler said he was in Baltimore Monday out of a genuine desire to help, not because of his politics.

“This is not political,” he said. “We saw a need in the city, and we wanted to come together.”
The post brought people from several surrounding states. More than 230 people signed up to work cleanup shifts. Volunteers were set to work at the site from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The group also included Pastor Tony Hill, who leads a west Baltimore congregation.

“It’s people over politics,” Hill said. “Things like this really forge alliances between neighbors. “We have one cause in mind and that’s to clean up Baltimore.”

Some people were wary of the push behind the clean-up, given it was organized by supporters of the president.

“These must be the good ones,” said Sondra Rae, who has lived in this neighborhood her whole life. “I don’t like Trump, but what they are doing is fantastic.”

Presler said his initiative paid for dumpsters, portable bathrooms and food.
Nearly a week ago, Trump tweeted that Cummings' district "is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," adding that "if he [Cummings] spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place."

Cummings later responded, saying, "Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors," adding, "It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents."

As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings recently got approval to subpoena emails and texts sent to or from top White House officials, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, using what the committee believes are personal accounts.

In a Saturday park dedication in west Baltimore, Cummings said he welcomed people to Baltimore to help, not to criticize.

Trump said he would visit Baltimore in due time, but didn’t give a date.
UPDATE 8/9/19 at 10:24am: I added tweets below.

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