President Trump tweeted that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district is a “rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”
It’s @VictorBlackwell’s home district.
“When he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people,” Blackwell says. pic.twitter.com/YFCvPCFhFk
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) July 27, 2019
Talking about a ridiculous mess, this is CNN…
It’s pretty clear that all we’re going to be talking about today is President Trump’s latest “racist” tweets calling our Rep. Elijah Cummings for demonizing the Border Patrol while allowing his own district to become “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.”
A lot of blue-checks are jumping in to white-knight for Cummings in some weird ways, like challenging Trump to spend one night where Cummings lives (“You may not last until morning,” he warns).
Of course, the hottest takes are still warming up, but CNN managed to get right to the “dog-whistle” portion of our outrage cycle pretty quickly, with Victor Blackwell noting that whenever Trump tweets about “infestation” he’s talking about black and brown people.
Democrat controlled cities with crumbling infrastructures want to expand their campaign of desolation while removing any trace of reference to God or true moral authority.