Donald Trump is angry at House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and he’s been taking that anger out on Cummings’ city of Baltimore — referring to the city as a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.” Much like the racism-fueled war he started with four Congresswomen of color with a series of tweets on his beloved social media account, Donald has done nothing but double-down on his hateful rhetoric against Cummings and the city of Baltimore.
Now Baltimore’s mayor has had enough and he’s letting Trump know about it.
Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young sat down for a phone interview with CNN’s John Berman today and gave Donald Trump a real piece of his mind over POTUS’ attacks against his city.
“I would like to tell him, stop tweeting,” Young stated. “No president in modern history of the office of the president has done any childish behavior like this president has exhibited. If he really wants to, he needs to send us federal assistance, not only to Baltimore but cities around this country, that are in the same situation that Baltimore is in.”
“He’s the most powerful man on the face of the Earth as president of the United States of America,” the Baltimore mayor continued. “This is below a president to do these kinds of things. He should be uniting this country instead of racially dividing us. A president has never in my lifetime exhibited this type of behavior. He’s alienated our allies around the country. What else is he going to do?”
“The president claims he’s talking about the conditions in the city of Baltimore,” CNN’s Berman stated, questioning, “Let me ask you, you’ve been mayor of the city since May, has he reached out to you once since you’ve been mayor to talk about conditions?”
“No, he has never reached out,” Young replied. “He had a pledge, that he was going to do infrastructure. We’re still waiting on that. We have an aging infrastructure in the city of Baltimore for unfunded mandate by the EPA for us to correct it, and we have to constantly raise water rates on the poor people of the city of Baltimore. We’re a poor city. Do we have, you know, problems? Yeah. We have problems with crime and everything else, just like any other major city, just like the city that his person — Mitch McConnell — represents has these problems.”
“Do you think these attacks are even really about your city, or about something else?” Berman continued.
“I think it’s about dividing this country,” Young stated. “If you look, he attacked four minority women and didn’t even do the research to find out three were born here and one is a naturalized citizen now. Then he attacked one of the most powerful congressmen in the country, Elijah Cummings, who represented Baltimore as well. He has a pattern of attacking people of color. If you want to help us, help us. Don’t talk about us. Send the resources that we need to rebuild America. He’s talking about he wants to make America great again, put the money in the cities that need it the most. That’s where you can make America great again. What he’s doing is, he’s making America the laughingstock of the world … Our country is in turmoil under his leadership.”
Young pointed out that Baltimore does have its fair share of issues like any city, but “It’s because of the constant reduction in funding for cities like Baltimore” from the federal government.
This whole country has had enough of your baseless, hateful, and racist attacks, Trump. And we’re coming for you.
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