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Pelosi To Trump: Speak To Your ‘Slumlord’ Son-In-Law About Baltimore’s Rats

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested President Trump take his questions about supposed infestation in her hometown of Baltimore to his “slumlord” son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Pelosi was asked Thursday about the president’s recent comments, in which he called Baltimore, represented in part by House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings, a “rodent infested mess” where “no human” would want to live. Pelosi burned both Trump and Kushner, who is also a White House senior adviser.

“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 is a slumlord there, if he wants to talk about rodent infestations,” she said, according to The Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis.

Kushner got entangled in the controversy when it was revealed that his company owns more than a dozen apartment buildings in Baltimore that have received hundreds of code violations, including mouse infestations, mold and maggots.

Alyssa Fisher is a writer at the Forward. Email her at, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


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