President Donald Trump tripled down on his racist attacks targeting Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings and the black-majority district he represents, baselessly accusing the Democratic lawmaker of being a “racist” and demanding a “Thank you” for helping the African-American community.
A day after the president attacked Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” the hashtag #TrumpIsARat began trending on social media.
The Baltimore Sun on Sunday published a scathing editorial labeling the president “vermin,” which led many Twitter users to declare the president the Vermin-in-Chief.
In the editorial, the editorial staff lashed out at the president for his words, which read in part, “while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are ‘good people’ among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.”
Brilliant response to the Vermin-in-Chief. https://t.co/9vLioVAjMd
— Geri Gourley (@gerigourley) July 28, 2019
— Matt Johnson (@HotPockets4All) July 28, 2019
Jared Kushner employed slumlord tactics: harassment, fumes, no cooking gas, construction that causes ceilings to collapse, plaster everywhere. Basically unlivable conditions.
— Kimber Lofgren (@KimberLofgren) July 28, 2019
Something is wrong when you cuddle up to murderers like Kim Jong-Un, MBS, and Vladimir Putin, but you go on a 2-day racist rant against an AMERICAN like Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Jared Kushner owns 170 rat-filled properties in Baltimore.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 28, 2019
— M4X7MU5 (@M4X7MU5) July 28, 2019
Your President is vermin. He’s a racist, misogynist, homophobic sex predator. The UN laughs at him and ambassadors call him an idiot. He’s under multiple criminal investigations. #TrumpIsARat
My president was a respected, witty intellectual. Trump will never come close to Obama.
— QU33N (@panoplyqueen) July 28, 2019
— Lisa Treen (@lisalovesgolfin) July 28, 2019
Another day and more racist comments by Trump. And keep in mind Trump is supported by 90% of the GOP. #TrumpIsARat
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) July 28, 2019
— SSGOlmeda (@OlmedaSsg) July 28, 2019