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Former NFL Player Jack Brewer Claims He Inspired Trump To Speak Out On Baltimore

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Kyle Hooten Contributor

Former NFL star Jack Brewer claims he inspired President Donald Trump’s statements on Baltimore and Democratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.

“I had a chance to meet with President Trump, and I told him please call out Elijah Cummings and Baltimore. I asked him to do that … and he did it,” the former football player said recently during a segment on Fox’s Deep Dive.

Brewer also blamed problems in urban communities on “people [who] are not held accountable by their peers,” and a loss of “spirituality.” (RELATED: What’s Baltimore Really Like? Residents Sound Off About Its Problems)

He called for a spiritual re-awakening in America.

“You got to get back and have some type of spirituality to have a gauge, to have a gauge of humanness … to really want to give and want to do right,” he said. “Baltimore has 4 people a day getting shot, Chicago has 8 people a day getting shot we gotta wake up and understand that this is cultural.”

Brewer is a vocal supporter of Trump who previously claimed the president has had a positive effect on the black community.

Trump began a national conversation around Baltimore and the problems it has with crime and decay late last month with a series of tweets directed at Cummings, the congressman who represents large parts of the city.

Since then, pundits on both sides have issued statements on the matter.

Some support the president’s observations, others allege it was racist for Trump to critique Baltimore in such a way.