On Saturday, I covered CNN’s Victor Blackwell’s staggering come-apart over Donald Trump’s comments about Baltimore (here).
The President tweeted this:
….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
Victor was on edge from the beginning of the segment, and he appeared to believe something I don’t understand: that it’s not okay to criticize a city if it’s the one in which he was born. What does one have to do with the other?
More importantly, Victor let us all know what Donald Trump’s about:
“[W]hen he tweets about ‘infestation,’ it’s about black and brown people.”
Well, new information’s come to light that could take the punch out of Victor’s accusation.
Is The Donald really so paralyzingly petty and immature as to sit around obsessing over the shade of people’s skin? Does “infestation” prove that?
Take a ganders at the city’s Democratic mayor.
Here’s Catherine Pugh in 2018, complaining about Baltimore’s rats:
FLASHBACK: Fox 45 news report in September 2018 with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh:
"What the hell? We should just take all this shit down.”
"Whoa, you can smell the rats." pic.twitter.com/BqhsL2Dsx7
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 28, 2019
What does Victor think?
What do you?
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Something definitely’s up — Catherine smells a rat.
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