Buncha Assholes Defend Trump’s Racism-Infested Tweets
Donald Trump decided to use Saturday morning's overdone steak morning constipation tweets to racially insult Rep. Elijah Cummings and for good measure the entire city of Baltimore:
....As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Which means evil Harry Potter doppelgänger and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made dual appearances on CBS' “Face The Nation" and “Fox News Sunday" to defend the real victims: The Border Patrol agents running the
concentration camps family separation depots! On CBS's Face The Nation:
MULVANEY: To push back against what the President sees as inaccuracies, lies, about what Mr. Cummings said this week in the Oversight Committee about the border. If you go on the internet you can find the exchange where Elijah Cummings said that children were-- were sit-- sitting in their own feces at the border. That's wrong, in fact, it's misleadingly wrong. It-- it's the type of thing that really breaks down a civilized debate about how to address the-- the crisis at the border. And the President didn't like it. Does the President speak hyperbolically? Absolutely. Have we seen this type of-- of reaction from him before? Yes. And you will again because he pushes back. He fights back when he feels like he's attacked and what-- what Mr. Cummings said this week was wrong.
It would be funny, Mulvaney getting high and mighty about "misleading statements" and their effects on "civilized debate," even if Cummings's Voice of a Wrathful God statements about the border weren't true -- but they very much are.
Over on “Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace, Mulvaney tried the same lines:
WALLACE: Racial stereotyping. Black congressman, majority black district -- I mean, 'no human being would want to live there'? Is he saying people that live in Baltimore are not human beings?
MULVANEY: So, Chris, help me with this. When the president attacks AOC plus three, when he attacks "The Squad" last week, he gets accused of being a racist. When Nancy Pelosi does it a few days later, the Left and many members of the media, not you in particular, I want to make that clear, come to Nancy's defense. How it couldn't possibly be racist. That she was simply attacking their ideas.The president is doing the same. The president is attacking Mr. Cummings for saying things that are not true about the border.
First, last week's timeline was well established, so this gaslighting to make Trump be just a babe in the woods rather than a racist troll instigating xenophobia is laughable. Second, well, fuck you.
"our border agents" are very very sensitive snowflakes and yelling at them is worse than children dying lying next to a toilet while in their care @senrickscotthttps://t.co/JzxnDsQPAC
— Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette Editrix, King Of You (@commiegirl1) July 28, 2019
Oh right, we almost forgot the findings of the Inspector General, but that's okay, Mulvaney did too.
MULVANEY: I think it's right for the president to raise the issue of -- look, I was in Congress for six years. If I had poverty in my district like they have in Baltimore, if I had crime in my district like they have in Chicago, if I had homelessness like they have in San Francisco, and I spent all of my time in Washington DC chasing down this Mueller investigation, this bizarre impeachment crusade, I'd get fired. And I think the president's right to raise that. It has absolutely zero to do with race.
Funny you should say that, Mick:
Comparing Mulvaney's former district (#SC05) with Cummings' (#MD07):
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%
Median Household Income: $51,131
% of pop. with 4 year degree: 25.1%
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
Median Household Income: $60,929
% of pop. with 4 year degree: 38.0%
— TheValuesVoter (@TheValuesVoter) July 28, 2019
Mulvaney maybe should shut the fuck up now. But suddenly he found himself being smacked down by his own boss' words:
WALLACE: You say it has zero to do with race -- there is a clear pattern here, Mick. The fact is that before his inaugural -- before his inauguration, the president tweeted about John Lewis, a black congressman, that he should -- this is before his inauguration -- he should spend time in his crime-infested district. Then, two weeks ago, he goes after these four members of "The Squad," all women of color, and says they should go back to the crime-infested countries from which they come. Then he talks about Elijah Cummings and he says his district is rat- and rodent-infested. Infested. It sounds like vermin. It sounds subhuman. And these are all six members of Congress who are people of color.
MULVANEY: I think you're spending way too much time reading between the lines. Does anybody --
WALLACE: I'm not reading between the lines. I'm reading the lines
Here is the video:
But evil Harry Potter wasn't the only one making excuses for Trump. On NBC's “Meet The Press," Lord Voldemort and current Florida Sen. Rick Scott tried his own stammering defense:
SCOTT: Well, look, I, I, look, I didn't do the tweets, Chuck. I can't talk about why he did what he did. But I'm very disappointed in the people, like Congressman Cummings, who is attacking Border Patrol agents that are trying to do their job, when the Democrats won't give them the resources to do it.
Chuck Todd, getting his yearly moment to try journalism (while hedging his bets with some “both sideism"), sort of, a little bit, called out Scott for his hesitant defense of Trump and harsher condemnation of Cummings:
SCOTT: Chuck, here's that -- when I agree with the president, I'll agree with him. When I disagree, I'll disagree with him. You can ask him why he did the tweet. I can tell you, I've had -- I've disagreed with the president with some things with regard to Puerto Rico. I mean, is he happy about that? Of course not, okay? But just like on Puerto Rico, I'm going to do what I believe is in the best interest of my state.
Those are definitely words, fashioned into sentences.
Here is the full video:
The only upside of this has been watching Baltimore native and creator of "THE WIRE" David Simon go scorched earth on idiots who try coming to his mentions or defend Trump's racism.
One rowhouse, shitsquib. Lived in Baltimore city rowhomes since 1984. Sent my kid to a public school. Not afraid of the city, or city folk, or going anywhere in this town. You were secretly hoping for a mansion and security gate in Beverly Hills, but came up dry. Like your wife. https://t.co/m9wUnmqKFQ
— David Simon (@AoDespair) July 28, 2019
Have a week!
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