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'Keep Baltimore out of your mouth': City council president knocks Trump after he brought up city during debate

'Keep Baltimore out of your mouth': City council president knocks Trump after he brought up city during debate
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Brandon Scott (D), president of the Baltimore City Council, swiped at President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE this week after the president mentioned the city during the presidential debate on Tuesday.

In a tweet shortly after the debate concluded late Tuesday, Scott told the president in a direct message on Twitter to “keep Baltimore out” out of his mouth unless he is “bringing resources and addressing economic, racial, and environmental injustices in my city.” 

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The jab from Scott, who is also the Democratic nominee for the city’s mayoral election, came after Trump brought up the city while responding to questions about race during the debate. 

Fox News’ Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Republican National Committee chair warns of 'most progressive, radical takeover of our country' if Biden wins Chris Wallace teases Sunday interview with 'bestie' Ice Cube MORE, the debate moderator, had asked Trump why Americans should trust him over Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE to deal with race.

In response, Trump first pointed to the 1994 crime bill Biden helped draft during his time in the Senate and then brought up multiple cities led by Democrats that he claimed didn’t want “law an order.”

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“During the Obama-Biden administration, there was tremendous division. There was hatred, you look at Ferguson, you look at, you go to very many places. Look at Oakland,” Trump said. “Look what happened in Oakland. Look what happened in Baltimore. Look what happened- Frankly, it was more violent than what I'm even seeing now.”

“But the reason is that the Democrats that run these cities don’t want to talk, like you, about law and order,” he said. 

Trump also made similar comments in reference to cities like Portland, Ore., that he said were “run by radical left Democrats.”

His comments come as he has continued to take aggressive measures to addressing crime in cities run by Democrats in recent months as he doubles down on calls for “law and order” amid nationwide protests against racial inequality in the weeks leading up to Election Day.