Donald Trump is racist-tweeting about Rep. Elijah Cummings this weekend

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What else is there to say at this point. Donald Trump is a racist piece of crap. He’s a juvenile, deranged drama queen. When he’s not golfing, he likes to amuse himself on the weekends by tweeting out racist attacks on members of Congress. A few weekends ago, he was attacking four women of color, four American women: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. He told them to go back to their countries. His supporters chanted “send her back.” This weekend, he decided to attack Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee and he’s one of the highest-ranking and powerful African-Americans in Congress. His Congressional district includes part of Baltimore and Baltimore’s suburbs. Here’s what that sniveling racist child Donald Trump tweeted about Cummings on Saturday:

Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA……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

Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!

[From Donald Trump’s Twitter]

“A disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess…” Careful, your racist dog whistle is slipping. Victor Blackwell at CNN was actually brought to tears as he spoke about this:

Extremely powerful. And not to mention that Trump is Mr. Love It Or Leave It – I guess old, senile white men are allowed to spread hatred about American cities and American congressmen.

Rep. Cummings’ response:

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I grew up in Cummings’ district and lived there while in law school and a few years later (I live in Raskin’s now.) Yes, Baltimore has problems, and right now its dealing with a variety of issues. But you know what’s great? Going for a run past Camden Yards and the inner harbor early on a Saturday morning, down to Fort McHenry and back. Playing Bocce ball on the top of federal hill. The flower mart every spring. Artscape in the summer. Outdoor concerts hosted by the local radio station on the waterfront. the amazing restaurants that keep springing up. Hearing a Baltimore accent.

    Victor Blackwell made me cry.

    ALSO. Not for nothing. But Cummings’ district is pretty big and isn’t just the city, and he’s not the only rep for the city. His district includes some areas of the suburbs that I’m sure Trump would like (I grew up in the county.)
    anyway, I clearly love Baltimore. It’s a great city. I went to HS and law school in the city. Like I said, it has problems, but the thing is that people WANT to fix them. People WANT to make it better, because people WANT to live here.

    • Lightpurple says:

      I have visited Baltimore numerous times for Red Sox games and loved every visit.

      Blackwell’s commentary made me cry too.

      And Trump and his minions seem totally ignorant of the difference between local and federal. Cummings is not responsible for running the City of Baltimore

      • Becks1 says:

        @Lightpurple – I said that to my husband!! Of course Cummings can help the people of Baltimore, and he does. But he’s not the mayor, he’s not on the city council, etc. His role is entirely different.

      • Arpeggi says:

        Exactly! Just like he thinks being POTUS gives him total power over everything, he simply doesn’t understand the job and responsibilities of an elected member of the House. He is absolutely clueless about how the government and the different branches work and it’s scary. It’s also funny because NYC has had a bunch of problems lately and you never hear him say he’s gonna go back and fix them (not that I wish that to the great people of NYC)

      • B n A fan says:

        Brooklyn, NY just had a big shooting in a park last night 11 people shot one killed, I’m sure he’s going to do something about this knowing he was born about 20 miles from that shooting. He’s president, stop gun violence now. MASA = Make America Sane Again. He’s driving most of us crazy,.

    • Maddie says:

      Trump shouldn’t have said what he did, but I don’t think his comments are that far off about Baltimore. I don’t get why people are pretending that this is the best city in America all of a sudden with no problems, when we clearly have some, just because of what Trump said. Yes, I live here too, and if you just stick with the gentrified (and I’ll say it, mostly white) areas like Canton and Inner Harbor and Fed Hill, then sure you can have a great time and feel safe. Although crime is getting closer and closer in these areas (robberies in Fed Hill, heck the police commissioner was held up at gunpoint at Patterson Park, people moving out of Canton because the don’t feel safe anymore).

      There is a huge crime problem here. Way too many people are getting shot every year in this city – for 300 murders, there’s probably at least 600 more that have been a victim of violence and survived. I for one wouldn’t walk around in West Baltimore or North East Baltimore because I value my life, and no one who lives in Baltimore would do that either. And throughout this year we already suffered with a Mayor who was too busy selling her books to get involved (which was disgraceful).

      Baltimore is a beautiful city, but it needs help. Maybe Cummings should do more to bring money back to this city to help make it better, and maybe Trump should stop tweeting and actually offer us some help as well.

      • Canber says:

        I’m appalled that the president of the US is demeaning a US city, calling it a place where no human being would want to live.

      • Becks1 says:

        Did you read my post? I specifically said it has problems.

        And I walk around West Baltimore. I even sometimes take the metro!! Gasp!!!

      • MC2 says:

        Trump’s tweets were racist, so that is far off. Regardless of Baltimore & the details of the city, it is not “infested” with subhumans and he referenced how “human beings” would never want to live there, which is speak for white people being human beings that wouldn’t want to live there & black/brown people being an “infestation”. Very, very, very far off the beam.

      • Becks1 says:

        And for the record, I don’t see anyone saying “well, Baltimore is perfect, so he should eff off.” But when the president of the united states calls your city a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess and says that no one wants to live there – yeah, people are going to defend it. It doesn’t mean the city is perfect. It means lots of people live there and are raising their children there and are HAPPY to be doing so.

      • B n A fan says:

        I don’t know anything about Baltimore except I changing plains there. What I understand is, Baltimore has its challenges as most cities in the United States. Don the Con calling Mr Elijah Cummings district # 7 as rats and roaches infested is a total lie. I read that Mr Cummings’ district#7 is one of the safest district in Baltimore or the US with more college educated and professionals with high paying jobs.

        For Don the Con to disparage any state, town or county in the country that he is president of only show that he is failing the people. #45 saying he knows that there are people living among rats and roaches that no human being should be subjected to only shows that Don the Con has failed at his job and should be voted out of office.

      • isabelle says:

        Of course Baltimore has problems and parts of the city are dangerous. The words he used are the problem. Words in “infestation” have know to be used before genocides based on based on racism. It is a manipulative racist term used for minority areas to manipulate outsiders iot seeing the inner residents as filth, rodents, insects, dirty,infected….Read please, read on history of how racial cleaning began and nearly 100% of the time the words used are similar to the words Trump used. He used those words to trigger his racist base and to get fence sitters to do the “we but it is true”….Hatred against one another begins with one word, don’t be naive to fall for it..

      • Maddie says:

        Oh I’ve seen many people including friends try to claim it is beautiful and perfect after his comments. What Trump said was something he as president should not have said, but it’s no different from what I’ve heard people here say about the city. I’ve had friends other cities worry about me living in Baltimore. What Trump is saying is sadly something that many others have said quietly about this city. If anything, maybe it will motivate people to continue to try to fix things.

      • Canber says:

        Maddie, and according to you Kaepernick is throwing hissy fits, right?

      • Lizzie says:

        I think it is just hurtful bc Baltimore didn’t become that way on its own. It has been systematically disenfranchised with money divested from the city and purposefully devised quarantine for those in extreme poverty. In those circumstances when the government and the law are
        Against majority black cities on principle – people are forced to create their own organization in the vacuum. How do you expect people to live when the police and the government are more criminal than than the gangs? How to kids get educations in systems designed to discourage them from learning? It would just be so painful to hear some rich asshole call your city a dump when he himself is a slum lord who contributed to the conditions.

      • Maddie says:

        Canber, I should be allowed to have an opinion about my city without being insinuated I am a racist.

      • kerwood says:

        @Maddie And if Baltimore is so awful and INFESTED, shouldn’t the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES skip a golf game or two and help the AMERICAN CITIZENS who live there?

        There are places in the United States that are INFESTED with opioid addicts. But nobody is ready to throw those areas out of the union because most of those people are WHITE. I’ve seen documentaries about those areas that would make people in third world countries shake their heads and say ‘how can those people live like that’? But nobody says anything because THOSE PEOPLE are white?

        Do you honestly think that Donald Trump would have anything to do with the people who come to his rallies? Or the people who vote for him? He lives in a big tower and hires large Black men as bodyguards to keep the deplorables as far away as possible. But the one thing that Donald Trump knows is that there are a lot of poor White people who will let someone rob them blind, as long as that person tells them they’re better than Black/Brown people. That’s a truism that is as old as America itself.

        The world is watching. We used to feel pity and sympathy. But now, more and more of us feel nothing but contempt.

      • B n A fan says:

        @Maddie, you are not understanding what is being said. Don the Con singled out E Cummings’ district #7. According to what I have read Mr Cummings’ has a very safe district. 45 is lying because EC is investigating his son in law and daughter. A lie is a lie is a lie. Also, 45 is the president of the entire country. It’s his responsibility to make sure every state get their fair share of federal money to help ALL Americans.

        Btw, if you live in Baltimore and the entire state is rat and roach infested that no human being should live there you need to move ASAP.

      • Megan says:

        Baltimore has an opioid crisis. If Trump would solve that problem, as he has promised to do so many times, Baltimore would be safer and healthier.

      • Maddie says:

        kerwood, I would be happy if Trump showed up to do something about Baltimore. I would be happy if anyone in the government, Democrat or Republican or Independent, showed up to do something about Baltimore. No one on either side is doing much. I’m sick and tired of seeing people get shot night after night, we shouldn’t have 300 murders a year in this town and thousands of abandoned buildings. Our schools should be better. Every year all we get is talk from our local government and our Mayor. So get Cummings back here to do something. Bring Trump. Bring Pelosi. Bring whoever to shine some light on it and help us make some changes.

      • Becks1 says:

        Trump’s tweets are not going to motivate people to “fix things.” Like, what? That’s ridiculous.

        and of course people here say negative things about the city. Its no different from how I can criticize my brother, but everyone else can take a seat, TYVM.

        It’s not that you cant have an opinion about Baltimore. Its that you seem willing to shrug off his incendiary and racist attacks because “well, Baltimore does have problems, so……”

        And, like others have said, Baltimore’s problems aren’t new and many of them are the result of institutional racism – things like redlining, for example.

        Anyway, no place is perfect. Every place has issues and problems. Baltimore is no different. Yes, right now, things are bad in many ways, but let’s not overlook the good things in the city, of which there are many. The fact that Trump singled out Baltimore in such a way is racist and frankly, terrifying.

        ETA and Maddie, if you don’t mean to shrug off his tweets, then you should be a bit clearer. Because that’s how many of us are interpreting your comments and its why I think people are pushing back on what you are saying.

      • Canber says:

        Maddie, I was not talking about your opinion on your city, I was talking about your assessment of Trump’s opinion on your city.

        You characterize Trump as some sort of truth teller, only that he was undiplomatic. You have not picked up on the grotesquely racist undertones of characterizing a mostly black city as inhabited by subhumans.

        How interesting.

      • kerwood says:

        @Maddie, maybe 45 could get his pals in the NRA to stop blocking sensible gun control legislation. Guns don’t kill people. Republicans in the pocket of the gun industry kill people.

      • Jaded says:

        “Infested” is Nazi-speak for racial intolerance. During and leading up to WWII Nazi propagandists used images of rats to depict Jews, and Nazi manuals such as “The Jew as World Parasite” described them as being filthy. A Nazi film called “The Eternal Jew” depicted Jewish-borne contagions.

        Trump was not targeting Baltimore’s criminals or poor, he was targeting people of colour. He has reached a new low and reading that tweet made me want to vomit.

    • Wigletwatcher says:

      Becks that’s beautiful

    • Nic919 says:

      Dump is a racist monster end of story. There is no excuse for him saying racist things even if a city does have some issues, which they all do. And in a city like Baltimore, many of the issues relate to structural racism having existed since time immemorial. Also Kushner is a slum lord in Baltimore so dumps family is literally part of the problem. How about we charge the slum lords with criminal offences? That would be a great start.

      • Arvedia says:

        Lock them up.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        All of Trumps tweets about both Cummings & Sharpton were nothing but a tactic to divert 24/7 news cycle coverage away from anything having to do with the Mueller Reports.

        Trump is a disgusting racists but he really does not give two hoots about the Border Crisis, Sharpton, Cummings or Baltimore.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Agree 100% Becks1. I have worked in Baltimore and lived 10 miles away from it for the past 16 years and it is an amazing city. It has plenty of problems, as do many large cities, but there is a uniqueness and a heartbeat from the people here that is so special. I love Camden Yards, having dinner at the amazing restaurants, going for a walk around the Inner Harbor during lunch. But nothing quite captures the amazing people who live in Baltimore and make it different than anyplace I have ever seen. There are plenty of serious issues in Baltimore, but the people who live there are not subhuman and to imply only lesser humans are there is so frickin racist it makes my head hurt.

      Rep Cummings is so beloved. And to have this jerk go off on him for doing his job and for trying desperately to provide oversight about the crimes this president is committing every second. He was amazing interrogating the HHS about the devastating way children are being treated at the border…. it makes me sick. All of his attacks against minorities make me angry but this was so gross.

    • Enn says:

      Becks, amazing and insightful comment as usual. I live in Philly and a lot of what’s happening in Baltimore is happening here, but I love it and will never leave.

      I cried watching the video clip last night.

    • manda says:

      I lived in baltimore post grad and for law school. Beautiful city. Gorgeous architecture. Friendly people. Crime? Yes. But crime is everywhere there is poverty, unfortunately. I worked with kids on probation in baltimore and have been to some of it’s roughest parts. people are people, no matter where you go. yes, there are rats there. there are rats in DC, too!!!

  2. Derrière says:

    I just wonder at what point Trump will take responsibility for this country’s failings. If Baltimore is so bad surely he can send his grifter kids to do some work on behalf of the President instead of yelling at Rep. Cummings. I guess MAGA still is not a real call to action outside if being openly racist, sexist, and generally deplorable.

  3. grabbyhands says:

    What more can be said?

    That this is the PRESIDENT saying this just makes me so astounded and depressed at the same time. Jesus – even Shrub was more gracious about his critics than this.

    Sometimes I think an asteroid can’t hit this planet soon enough.

    • Esmom says:

      I’m with you. Can you imagine any other president stooping to this petty, obnoxious behavior? It boggles my mind, even after 2+ years of this incessant garbage. But by now Trump has figured out that sh%t like this only makes his base love him more.

      I’m ready for the asteroid myself.

    • minx says:

      Every fukcing day since Election Day 2016 it’s some new outrage. Every day. I can’t take it.

  4. Aurora says:

    I’m sorry but what is Pelosi waiting for? Can the Democrats please start impeachment hearings?

    • Becks1 says:

      Pelosi needs to show him what a real Baltimore girl can do, lol.

    • Megan says:

      Trump thinks he is totally vindicated an, therefore, can be totally unleashed. His mind gets sicker by the day.

      • Gina says:

        Maybe the plan is, as the expression goes ”give him enough rope so he can hang himself?”

    • K-Peace says:

      That is what I’m wondering. What are the Dems waiting for? And how much more can we take? When are we all going to just start, i don’t know, taking it to the streets & revolting against this idiot?? I’m tired of living with so much RAGE every single day, and not knowing what to do about it.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Nadler’s Court filing on Friday for the Mueller grand jury evidence clearly stated that they are conducting an impeachment investigation. The investigation will lead to hearings. They need the evidence to use for hearing questions.

      Pelosi is lining up the votes. There are 100 now. They need a lot more. Those will come as they gather the evidence from the grand jury

      • Megan says:

        What of DOJ just refuses to hand it over? This administration has proven again and again that it is above the rule of law and Dems can’t seem to do anything about it.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Judges don’t like parties that don’t follow their orders.

      • Megan says:

        Unless the party in control appointed them because they are right wing ideologues.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Impeachment inquiry may be underway per court filings Friday but they don’t necessarily have to make one grand announcement. Dems in Judiciary committee filing used the potential for impeachment inquiry to strengthen request for grand jury materials. This week should be about calling your Democratic Representatives if they have not already supported an investigation. Pelosi counts votes and said she is open and more votes give her leverage.

      • Lightpurple says:

        They’re up to 100 now but she needs more. A lot more. My representative Katherine Clark, who is sixth in party leadership, is the highest to call for it, and her basis for doing so was McConnell’s refusal to protect our elections. Call and email your representatives so they have a record. And if your representative is Republican, write them a very detailed letter, spelling out each of the ten counts of obstruction, with a notation at the bottom that you are sending copies of it to Pelosi and any Democratic members of your state delegation.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        If this is okay to post, there’s a Google docs with a tracker showing where all the reps stand.

    • Purplehazeforever says:

      Al Green has repeatedly tried & it has been tabled each time. They are at 100 votes now in favor of impeachment. It’s dead on arrival in the Senate, though. Nothing will change the Republican led Senate’s mind.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Because they don’t have sufficient evidence or votes yet.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Still key to bring everything out before the public … and get the vulnerable Senators on record as well. As LP says, it helps in getting more evidence out there. And most important, it’s the right thing to do, and currently it seems to be the only thing to do.

  5. B n A fan says:

    So if Elija Cummings district is as bad as he says it is that no human beings should live there because it’s infested with rats and roaches then he’s failed as president because he’s president of the entire country so he should take the blame for that not helping this district.

    Btw, I read that Mr Cummings district in Baltimore is one of the safest in the country with professional and college grads. As usual, Don the Con has to lie and disrespect others to make himself feel good.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, it was a gross attack on a highly diverse district. I saw some tweets that showed some deplorable conditions in Gym Jordan’s district, and Devin Nunes’s district and other white reps’ districts. No mystery why Trump chose Cummings’s.

      • Meghan says:

        Exactly. Memphis has a lot of violence and murders and crime but I don’t see him calling out Steve Cohen, or the mayor Jim Strickland. Hmm, I wonder why?

        I also agree that if a city in the country you are supposedly running is so awful then that should look bad on you. You have the power to help those places and yet you don’t but I bet he’d run to the aid of whatever city the KKK is commandeering currently.

      • Becks1 says:

        And this is really the crux of it. Trump doesn’t actually care about Baltimore’s issues. He cares that its Cummings’ district and Cummings is coming for him.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Esmom- I live an hour and a half outside Nunes’ district in CA. It includes Fresno, which is a notoriously sketchy city.

      • Jerusha says:

        Anyone should look at Appalachia, totally Repub controlled.

  6. Jerusha says:

    Mr. Blackwell’s response was the most moving. I cried, too.
    But this was the funniest. This MAGGOT clown actually asked David Simon, DAVID SIMON, if he’d watched The Wire. After a twitter beatdown, he locked his account.

    • The Other Katherine says:

      This made me laugh so hard. Perfect encapsulation of the stupid timeline we are forced to live in now.

  7. Jerusha says:

    The great John Waters, proud Baltimore native, weighed in, too.

  8. Mellie says:

    That made me cry. Sorry Mr. a-hole in chief we can’t all get handed money from our daddy and vacay at Mar a Lago. Some people are just out there trying to get by. He’s beyond awful.

  9. Lightpurple says:

    This racist attack on Cummings was triggered by the Oversight Committee’s subpoena for Nagini’s emails. It’s continuing this morning with whines that oversight is hurting innocent people. It has long been believed that others, including Nagini, use Trump’s twitter account. These racist attacks on Cummings all lack Trump’s usual grammatical errors, bizarre syntax, and random capitalization and punctuation. Nagini is using Daddy’s twitter to tweet racist attacks on Cummings for doing his job.

    None of these imbeciles know the difference between local and federal.

    Republican Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida tweeted lies that Cummings is currently in Venice. Pelosi’s office corrected him. Gaetz hasn’t deleted the lies. Expect a reprimand

    • adastraperaspera says:

      Exactly! Rep. Cummings has been successful in his oversight duties, and this is why Trump is attacking him. Also, Trump needs everyone to talk about racism so they won’t talk about Mueller’s statements that he will be indicted upon leaving office.

      • Lightpurple says:

        I seriously believe Nagini wrote those tweets. They were far too coherent and lacking in his usual errors to be his. She is just as racist as he is and Cummings is coming for her. No way is she going to take this without getting nasty.

  10. Joanna says:

    If he’s going to complain about the US, maybe he should go back to where he came from? Why is he allowed to criticize the US but no one else is that isn’t white

  11. Who ARE these people? says:

    How is this not trolling?

  12. Marjorie says:

    Thank you Kaiser for the Victor Blackwell link. That’s what I need for a Sunday sermon.

    He (Dumph) is going to keep doing this for a year and a half, to keep distracting from what they are really doing (stealing and polluting) and keep his deplorable base riled up.

    And when i think about it, Mitch McConnell is the most powerful man in the world, because if he gets up one morning and decides he (and whoever he really works for) needs a new figurehead in the white house, he can just call Pelosi and say go ahead, impeach.

  13. Sarah says:

    I grew up in the County part of the 7th District, although I doubt Trump has any awareness that Cummings’ district includes more than the part of West Baltimore that he saw on Fox News or that he can find Baltimore on a map. I live in Baltimore City now. And it’s infuriating to read all the twitter comments of “well, he’s right. Baltimore is terrible and unsafe”. It’s also (unpopular opinion here) missing the point a bit for the trending topic to post all the nice photos of the inner harbor skyline and hashtag with how Baltimore is great.

    Trump is racist and wrong, and I’m tired of him attacking his constituents. Elijah Cummings’ job is not to handle the boarded up rowhomes or trash pickup in a portion of his district, which absolutely does need some help. But I guess what I’m left with is that some areas of Baltimore are (and have been) facing crime, poverty, lack of jobs- so many issues….and once this blows over, we’ll go right back to where we were.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      It’s like with Chicago…people going to the lakeshore and the like…but that’s not the totality of the city.

  14. Ann says:

    It’s just going to get worse and worse the closer we get to formal impeachment. I wasn’t expecting a racist rant filled weekend what with trumpy’s bigly ‘win’ with the border wall but I should have known better. Wonder who is next on donnie’s racist hit list.

  15. Jerusha says:

    If you haven’t read the entire Baltimore Sun editorial, please read the last paragraph.
    “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.“

  16. adastraperaspera says:

    It looks like all Trump does is watch Fox TV and then tweet what he sees. But I read somewhere recently that his messaging may be more complex than that, and pre-planned (that is, his tweets that look random are instead written in advance and scheduled for release following targeted Fox news stories and staged events like North Korean missile launches). I think we need to consider this could be happening. These constant barrages of negative messaging are like grenades–they explode, cause hurt, damage and distraction that lasts for days, and also create smokescreens that hide how Trump is working with hostile foreign powers to weaken the country. Because Cambridge Analytica worked with Facebook and the Russian military to steal and analyze our data, they know exactly what issues are most divisive.

  17. Patty says:

    Yeah. People who are racists typically say racist things. It’s not surprising and it’s not shocking; it’s not new and it’s not news.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I disagree. It was shocking that the POTUS wrote such a racist attack against a member of Congress. And implied there was something funny going on with money. That was newsworthy. That is NOT normal and NOT acceptable and we canNOT treat this as just another stupid tweet. Not after the precedent he set with what he said about the four female members of Congress. NOT normal, NOT acceptable, absolutely newsworthy and NOT to be ignored.

      • Patty says:

        I’m not talking about everything else he’s doing, I’m talking specifically about his most recent racist tweet. He’s a racist. So no, it’s not shocking that a racist says racist things.

  18. Pamspam says:

    I’ve never said this about a human being, but I wish Trump would drop dead already.

    • Jerusha says:

      Non-religious me prays for it everyday.

    • Joanna says:

      I keep telling myself it’s bad karma to wish that, but I keep thinking it

    • Ann says:

      I have zero guilt about feeling this way towards Trump, McConnell, Sarah Palin… lot’s of evil people who bring nothing to this world but hate and greed. I feel like it’s bad karma not to have these thoughts. If any one of them dropped dead from natural causes I’d be happy because good riddance but slightly disappointed that we never got an opportunity at doing it Mussolini style.

    • kerwood says:

      I hate myself for doing it, but I pray for it on a regular basis. And then I ask for God and the universe’s forgiveness. What kind of world do we live in?

      • Canber says:

        I pictured Babe Ruth, Baltimore native, taking a bat to Trump and didn’t feel any guilt.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Somebody said that? I am sorry that even happened. My revenge wish for Melania is that she has to stay married to him while he’s in jail and that he dies in prison after the US government has seized whatever is left of his assets, leaving her with only enough to support Barron, who is innocent in all of this mess. But for him, it wouldn’t hurt to strip her illegal citizenship — and Send Her Parents Back, too.

    • Nev says:


    • BeanieBean says:

      never mind.

    • Anners says:

      Better that one man die than an entire nation be destroyed by his hateful policies. Just sayin’.

  19. Veronica S says:

    It honestly makes me so scared and so sick to my stomach. This is the rhetoric that opens the door to genocide. When you segregate the population between humans and non humans (rodents, monsters, killers), that’s setting it up to view destruction of those lives as not only acceptable but a moral responsibility of the “good” populace. The stakes for 2020 just keep getting uglier and uglier.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yeah, that’s one of the things I remember from history class & that somebody noted above: equating Jews to rats during the Nazi era. Disgusting & scary tactic. And that whole ‘why don’t they go back to where they came from’ is straight out of the American 50s-60s Civil Rights movement. African Americans were taunted with that at the time.

  20. Digital Unicorn says:

    Kaiser always picks the best photo’s of Dump LOL. I cannot listen or watch him speak, they way he talks is like a toddler just learning how to speak and they way he purses his mouth to resemble an a$$hole must be deliberate trolling from him (its not but still – it matches the crap coming out of his mouth).

  21. Nicegirl says:

    There are a lot of problems in my city, too. Crime is getting closer to neighborhoods where people live, not just random shootings in areas mostly uninhabited. So many shootings lately. Several hit and runs with pedestrian deaths in the last few weeks alone! We have protests and stupid Patriot Prayer members cause chaos. Hate speech messages have been found written at schools, and racist and bigoted attacks are up. Drug overdoses and deaths; human trafficking; robberies; phone scams, the list goes on. House less population is growing. Don’t get me started on the treatment of the mentally ill, either. It’s unconscionable. Law enforcement is running crazy here trying to put out fires and tension is rising in the area. We are also primed for crime, is what I’m saying- ‘rats’ are in every city and every field in America. My city is Portland, Oregon. I can also detail the greatness of this city- beyond the physical, it’s the people. This community is so much more than the sum of our negative parts, as is Baltimore. 45 should care about the welfare of all of our cities but he doesn’t, bc he is not truly OUR American President. He is a figurehead placed there whilst we slip under the control of fascism. This is as you’ve ascertained, a racist dog whistle. Someday I’ll vacation in Baltimore.

    • Canber says:

      I’m a sucker for early American history and Baltimore is a great walking history lesson in that respect. All Americans should be lucky to visit it at least once if they don’t live there already.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I visited for a conference a few years ago & its history & various neighborhoods were fascinating to me. But this whole thing isn’t about Baltimore’s issues, it’s about racist propaganda getting more open & blatant every day. Cummings is doing his job brilliantly & I know he is unafraid. He will bring about the downfall of the Trump Crime Family and I am here for it.

  22. Mr. Trump is exposing himself for what he really is. As disgusting as that is, I say good. His core base may like this, but many on the fence about him are really turned off by this, My family has fought for civil rights for generations! It breaks my heart to see their efforts demeaned by this horrid man and his yes, Klan. I think that there was some substance to Mueller’s testimony and report, they are coming in closer to him, and to his precious Ivanka and Jared. Ergo, expect his behavior to even get worse. Again, this is why we MUST fight this. Telling ya, IMO, if we all keep moving and doing all we can, that in conjunction with him just totally losing it, we can win this. Hold on and let’s keep going, LOVE to you all.

  23. Holly hobby says:

    Toilet mouth is doing his garbage spew because Cummings is going after Dickless ken and robber Barbie’s private emails. Dickless ken’s Family is also a major slum lord in Baltimore. How do you like that for coincidence? These facts were brought up in Twitter

  24. rareone says:

    As a former citizen of Baltimore and current Marylander I would agree that current conditions in the City are problematic. I don’t get the impression that anyone is defending it as perfect. I think what is most important, as another comment mentioned is that there are many systemic, historical and structural reasons for Baltimore’s current state. The Baltimore City school system , among others within the state are problematic, however Maryland is only one of three states that does not offer Open Enrollment so that students are not limited to attend the low performing , income segregated schools in their district. Lead paint poisoning and other environmental concerns have compromised the futures of many children and communities and private institutions such as Hopkins have frequently done more to exploit the most vulnerable in these situations rather than ameliorate the problem, see Grimes V Kennedy Krieger. Inequalities exist in public transportation, job opportunities, rental and housing practices etc. It is very difficult for positive and healthy outcomes to manifest in these circumstances. I agree with you that Baltimore needs help. Unfortunately, help does not come in the form of disparaging tweets inspired by narcissistic insult and rage. If Mr. Trump knows of these conditions and does nothing to fix them, shows no concern for those suffering and only enacts policies that will perpetuate them, how is he any better then those of whom he stands in judgement? He isn’t. And while you have the privilege of remaining in, to use your own words, a mostly White enclave where you can have a great time and feel safe, imagine the despair of living within those communities, at no fault of your own, perhaps feeling unsafe, not having a great time, with a hell of a fight to get out and those in power mocking your conditions and doing nothing to help.

  25. Amelie says:

    I went to Baltimore for the first time last year for a wedding. I didn’t really know what to expect as I had read online about the crime and sketchy neighborhoods. My friend who got married who lives in Fed Hill even asked wedding guests who decided not to stay in the hotels where she reserved a block of rooms to run by her their Airbnb address. She wanted people unfamiliar with Baltimore’s neighborhoods to stay in safe areas and she stressed just how quickly the neighborhoods change. Because I was too exhausted to research all the options on Airbnb, I stayed in one of the hotels. I only stayed around the inner harbor area and visited a very cool museum called the American Visionary Art Museum. My friend had her reception at the Museum of Industry overlooking the harbor and it was beautiful (especially her wedding photos with the harbor and boats in the background). We knew not to stray too far away from the water.

    So I really liked the nice area I saw and thought it was great! But driving into the city, my friend and I saw the other not so great neighborhoods. I don’t know the history of Baltimore very well or its demographics so I can’t speak to any of that. I root for Baltimore and I hope it can become a prospering, destination city.

  26. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This cesspool of a waste of skin and oxygen has no idea who he is dealing with. Elijah Cummings has dealt with much worse than him and survived it – LITERALLY.

  27. JoJo says:

    When will this nightmare end?

  28. Deeanna says:

    Speaking of rats and rodents and other vermin, didn’t we read not too long ago about the White House having such a problem?

  29. Actual Denny Lsu says:

    Trump tweeting something racist isn’t really news