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'These are the forgotten citizens of Baltimore'
Rather than join the social media melee about Baltimore's problems, Trump supporter Scott Presler decided to do something about it. He organized a massive volunteer event, inviting "Americans [to] help Americans" in cleaning up the neighborhoods of West Baltimore.
On Monday, at least 170 volunteers showed up from all over the country to haul away almost 12 tons of trash. In response, media outlets such as The Baltimore Sun, slammed Scott and the group of "right-wing extremist" volunteers, saying the effort was nothing but a political ploy for President Donald Trump.
Scott joined Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck this week) on the radio program Wednesday, to discuss his inspiration for organizing the Baltimore event and why he says his motivations were not political.
"I was inspired by President Trump's tweet. There was a lot of talking going on — everybody was whining, complaining. Nobody was actually doing," Scott said. "I put out one tweet — just one tweet — saying, 'I'll go to Baltimore, even if it's me on the street corner all by myself, and I'll pick up trash.' And that one tweet went viral, and people all across the country were saying, 'Scott, how can I contribute? What can I do? How can I support your efforts?' And so, I never thought that Monday was going to be a nationwide effort, but it truly was."
Scott emphasized that "the people of Baltimore love their city" and praised the local people who jumped in to help the clean up effort.
"The city is forgetting its own people," he added. "These are the forgotten citizens of Baltimore."
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