Donald Trump’s father used to get a kick out of watching his kid fight when he was a toddler. Clearly, POTUS was at least one of Fred Trump’s favorite children if not the most favorite. The president has told of going around with his father to collect the rent from people and about his other tasks. When Trump became old enough, his parents sent him to military school, which used to be the way parents handled children they no longer could control. What was cute as a toddler was not cute as Trump entered his teens. As a result of his youngest years of never hearing the word “no,” the president becomes irate when people tell him no now. Check this out.
Donald Trump went after Oversight Committee Chair and longtime, honored public servant Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MA) tweeting this weekend that the representative’s district Baltimore, Maryland was a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested (sic) mess.” CNN’s White House Correspondent April Ryan had had enough. She fought back Sunday morning.
Ryan noted that she was from Baltimore, too, and she gave the president a real verbal beating for attacking Representative Cummings. Trump was elected to represent all Americans.
POTUS had attacked the Baltimore representative for his well-placed comments to Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan during one of his Oversight Committee hearings. Cummings was holding McAleenan responsible for the horrid border conditions. The representative also started investigations on several issues: Trump’s finances as related to his presidency — White House security clearances and Hatch Act violations.
Trump also called the conditions in Cummings’ district “FAR WORSE and more dangerous” than those at the US-Mexico border.” He tweeted:
‘If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place. (Cummings’) district is considered the Worst in the USA” and “no human being would want to live there.’
Cummings responded on Twitter this weekend:
‘Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.’
CNN’s New Day’s host Victor Blackwell was also from Baltimore. He defended Baltimore in a powerful commentary. Afterward, Ryah gave a “Reporters hat off” for his response. Then, she turned on Trump.
After Trump’s derogatory comments about the city, Ryan said:
‘Victor, bear with me for a minute — to talk about infested, infested? Mr. President, where’s your urban plan for Baltimore and cities like Baltimore? Don’t talk about it, be about it.’
Then, Ryan continued:
This is now the reporter’s hat off because this is ridiculous. On top of that, it’s infested. You’re living in a [White] House infest infested with mice. You, Mr. President, are living with a house infested with mice, stink bugs and everything else. You talk about where you live, what’s running across your covers at night.’
Ryan was not finished yet, going into Trump’s lack of moral leadership:
‘If you want to get into the history of the word infested, let’s talk about the word infested when it was used against our Jewish brothers and sisters during the Holocaust. There are awful references that this president is making. and it needs to stop. This president said last week or two weeks ago when this — all of this Squad issue came up — that he enjoys this. He’s enjoying it at other people’s peril and it’s not right. If he’s the moral leader and the leader of this nation, it’s not right.’
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