Baltimore Sun Calls Trump A 'Rat' In Response To President's Tweets About The City

  • In World/Europe
  • 2019-07-28 07:30:00Z
  • By The National Interest

Audrey Conklin


The battle continues.

Baltimore Sun Calls Trump A 'Rat' In Response To President's Tweets About The City

The Baltimore Sun editorial board published an op-ed Saturday calling President Donald Trump a "rat" and condemned him for "attacking African-American members of Congress."

The Sun's editorial board published an opinion piece titled "Better to have a few rats than to be one."

The article comes after Trump tweeted about Baltimore's rodent problem Saturday morning and called out Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings' district specifically, for being a "disgusting, rat & rodent-infested mess."

"It's not hard to see what's going on here," the op-ed reads. "[Cummings] has been a thorn in this president's side, and Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics, as it both warms the cockles of the white supremacists who love him and causes so many of the thoughtful people who don't to scream."

It goes on to condemn the president for bad-mouthing Baltimore, making the point that he often brags about clean and well-run detention centers that "are not - unless you are fine with all the overcrowding, squalor, cages and deprivation."

Baltimore has the ninth worst rat problem in the United States, according to Orkin, a company that provides residential and commercial pest control services. It falls just behind Chicago; Los Angeles; New York City; Washington, D.C.;San Francisco; Detroit; Philadelphia; and Cleveland.

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