House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday ripped into President Donald Trump Saturday afternoon after he called House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) a “brutal bully” and attacked his majority-black Baltimore district as “dangerous,” “disgusting” and a “rat and rodent infested mess.”
In a tweet, Pelosi spoke out in defense of Cummings and called his tweets “racist attacks.”
Twitter users were quick to point out that the White House is suffering from a rat infestation of its own and that a number of Trump-branded restaurants in NYC have been hit with stomach-turning health code violations that include evidence of “live mice” in the kitchen.
PS/ It'd be unfair to call Trump's New York City properties "rat-infested," though.
They're *mice*-infested. https://t.co/EvRm0AahLk
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 27, 2019
NY Daily News reports:
Health inspections at Trump properties from Midtown Manhattan to the Bronx’s Ferry Point reveal the President’s eponymous company still struggles to keep its day-to-day operations clean — though similar infractions have been reported for years.
Violations at the President’s crown jewel and Manhattan residence — Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue — are perhaps the most gag-inducing.
When the City Department of Health inspectors visited Trump Tower’s cafe and grill on July 11, 2018, inspectors found “evidence of mice or live mice” in and around the kitchen. The inspectors categorized the violation as “critical.”
The inspectors also deemed the restaurant “not vermin proof” and said its “conditions” are “conducive to attracting vermin” and “allowing vermin to exist.”
The Trump Tower eatery has been written up for various health code violations every year since 2014, including sightings of “live roaches” in 2016 and “filth flies” in 2017. But inspectors have not — until now — found mice tracks at the posh establishment.
The HuffPost earlier this year documented the White House’s rat infestation problem.
Multiple black box rat stations set up at White House. pic.twitter.com/1Wckyvgtiw
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) April 11, 2019
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