Baltimore Sun responds to Trump’s tweets about the city

Over the weekend, President Trump got on the Twitter machine, aiming his thoughts at the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Calling them “filthy” and a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess”, he also took issue with the job Rep. Elijah Cummings has done during his time representing the city.

From this morning:

And Saturday:

The Baltimore Sun didn’t appreciate the President calling their city “disgusting” and “rat infested”, so their opinion board has fired back in a scathing editorial in the Sunday edition of the paper.

This is a president who will happily debase himself at the slightest provocation. And given Mr. Cummings’ criticisms of U.S. border policy, the various investigations he has launched as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, his willingness to call Mr. Trump a racist for his recent attacks on the freshmen congresswomen, and the fact that “Fox & Friends” had recently aired a segment critical of the city, slamming Baltimore must have been irresistible in a Pavlovian way. Fox News rang the bell, the president salivated and his thumbs moved across his cell phone into action.

They also said the rat problem is as much President Trump’s problem as it is the congressman’s.

The White House has far more power to effect change in this city, for good or ill, than any single member of Congress including Mr. Cummings. If there are problems here, rodents included, they are as much his responsibility as anyone’s, perhaps more because he holds the most powerful office in the land.

And for their final punch, clapped back at the President by saying it’s better to “have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.”

Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.

 

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