31, July 2019 Touché’ Mr. Trump
Donald Trump dug down into his bag of hateful, disgusting tweets and took aim at one of the most revered and respected members of Congress, Elijah Cummings. Even many of my Republicans friends winced at the depth the president would sink to try to score political points. The thin skinned Trump responded with fury at Cummings criticism of his border policy.
As usual, Fox News guided the president in formulating a hateful response by running an unflattering story about Baltimore, Cummings Congressional District. This latest spat has persuaded more and more moderate Republicans to tip toe around the radioactive president.
Officials across Baltimore and Maryland were unanimous in denouncing the president’s remarks. The Baltimore Sun responded by publishing an editorial titled “Better to have a few rats than to be one.” Well done Mr. Trump you have lost the African-American, Hispanic and an increasing number of white voters.
Perhaps Trump has forgotten his father’s own dark history when he was investigated by a U.S. Senate committee for profiteering in 1954 and again in 1966. Trump and his father were sued in 1971 by the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for violating the Fair Housing Act in 1973.
Trump should also take a few moments from tweeting to admonish his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner who as a slumlord operates a rat and mice infested 9,000 units in Maryland. The company has been cited for 200 code violations. The pot calling the kettle black eh, Donald Trump?