Yesterday, Donald Trump attacked Rep. Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district, calling it a rodent-infested mess. The entire day after that was spent focusing on those remarks, likely rooted in deep racism, meant to stoke the flames of his followers’ deep-seated hatred for people with darker skin.
Trump received hours of backlash from officials and citizens alike, and even Michelle Obama laid down her own classy version of shade with the following tweet in support of Baltimore:
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 27, 2019
Trump said this about Cummings Saturday:
“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous.”
“His district is considered the Worst in the USA as proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”
Although Mrs. Obama didn’t specifically call out Trump’s ridiculously hateful remarks, she certainly got her point across, and people were loving it. Below are some of the comments people left on Michelle’s post: