Trump Spends Morning Calling Baltimore 'Disgusting' And Crying About Elijah Cummings 'Bullying' Him.
Donald Trump woke up early this morning, and instead of maybe having a nice breakfast with his family or doing whatever normal Presidents once did on Saturday mornings, decided to tweet a bunch of obviously racist bullshit about Rep. Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore — Cummings' majority black district in particular. Why? Because Rep. Cummings hurt his feelings by saying the conditions in his concentration camps were horrifying. Which, you know, they are.
Via The Hill:
"You feel like you're doing a great job, right?" Cummings asked during a hearing. "What does that mean? What does that mean? When a child is sitting in their own feces, can't take a shower?" he continued, his voice rising. "Come on man. What's that about? None of us would have our children in that position. They are human beings."
It's just not fair! Why can't Rep. Cummings say NICE things about children sitting in their own feces, huh?
Trump was also mad because Rep. Cummings, unlike Trump, has actually been doing his job. As chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led a vote to authorize subpoenas for the private email and messaging application accounts of senior White House officials, and the people only have a right to see emails when they are Hillary Clinton's emails. Not when they are Jared Kushner's WhatsApp exchanges!
Anyway, it was pretty gross!
....As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded.… https://t.co/5NEW7Thmxu— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1564226068.0
Yeah. A "rat and rodent infested mess." What a thing to say!
Rep. Cummings, who is classy AF, responded:
Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is… https://t.co/MeyHXuMQbr— Elijah E. Cummings (@Elijah E. Cummings)1564239956.0
Another response worth noting is that of CNN anchor Victor Blackwell, who grew up in Baltimore and was not exactly thrilled by Trump's characterization of his hometown, or by Trump's habit of using the word "infested" so often in reference to black people:
Drop everything you're doing and watch this.... cc: @VictorBlackwell https://t.co/N9ZWttHSzd— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1564239006.0
This, I suppose, is just yet another time when we will all feel the urge to scream "What the actual fuck is wrong with him?" and then sigh deeply to ourselves, because we already have our answer.
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