A CNN anchor got more than emotional as he responded to Donald Trump, who spent the weekend attacking the city of Baltimore and its residents.
Victor Blackwell, who news anchor, best known for presenting New Day Weekend, tore Trump who lashed out in a series of tweets where he claimed that Rep. Elijah Cummings served a city that is “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.”
Blackwell reminded the world that Trump only used despicable and racist language when talking about minorities.
The reporter shared: “Donald Trump has tweeted more than 43,000 times. He’s insulted thousands of people, many different types of people. But when he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people.”
He went on to talk about being born and growing up in Baltimore: “The president says about Congressman Cummings’ district that no human would want to live there. You know who did, Mr. President? I did, from the day I was brought home from the hospital to the day I left for college, and a lot of people I care about still do.”
One person reacted to the tweet: “I don’t necessarily think that his comments are always racist, but I do wish he could be more sensitive and respectful in his delivery of his opinion. It just not necessary to be so harsh and cold when speaking about and to places where people live and people in general. Just my opinion.”
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Non-book related but important post! Baltimore is my hometown. My family lives, works, goes to school, shops, eats, attends concerts and shows – all in and around our favorite Charm City. Every city/town/community has its challenges and I have personally seen the efforts that bright, hopeful, energetic, and big hearted people are bringing and working to bring to our city. There are so many wonderful and vibrant aspects of life in Baltimore and I am proud of my city! Here are just a few photos (only some taken by me) of the beauty and good in Baltimore. We are Americans who love our city and our country. #baltimoreproud #proudlybaltimore #baltimore #charmcity #baltimorelove #lovebaltimore #baltimorereads #baltimorecity #baltimoremd #baltimorean #maryland #elijahcummings #baltimorepride #discovercharmcity #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #baltimorestrong #ratsoverracists #wearebaltimore
Another commenter stated: “This “president’s” behavior is beyond disgusting and embarrassing to this country smh. I’m sorry, but can we stop breathing life into his words?! He says them & means for them to be insulting, that’s not new. I mean what president tweets 43,000x?! & What are we doing about it?! What can NOT happen is we allow his words to break us personally, nor professionally. & I feel where the anchor is coming from & am very sensitive to that so don’t @ me.”
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#Repost @theshaderoom • • • • • • TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ #DonaldTrump has done it again when it comes to his Twitter fingers and his insults. On Saturday, he caught heat for tweeting about Rep. #ElijahCummings when called his Baltimore district a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess,” after Cummings had something to say about the conditions of the Southern border. _____________________________________ Like two weeks ago, people called Trump out for his choice of words, but @cnn anchor #VictorBlackwell decided to get Donnie all the way together, and even noticed a pattern in his choice of words. When mentioning infestation, Victor pointed out that Trump seems to only use that word when he is referencing to minority representatives. _____________________________________ However, Victor became emotional when he pointed out that he was born and raised in Baltimore, and although conditions may have not always been the best, he has taken pride in—to read more click the link in the bio (📹: @cnn
This voter revealed: “Baltimore is just like any city with a large minority population yes there are bad parts, and there are also good parts just like every city-state country or island, and there are many ppl who WANT to live here bc this is their home. Aside from those people, HELLA people move to Baltimore all the time, and as THE PRESIDENT if he feels that strongly about Baltimore, then he needs to take the initiative for positive change. Not to mention he wants to use this “infestation “word when it comes to people he’s degrading but live in New York City for a good majority of his life … A place is known for rat infestation. 🤦🏾♀️”
Political experts are convinced that all this race-baiting is a strategy for 2020.