Baltimore Sun: Trump ‘A Jerk, A Clod, A Dolt, A Schmuck’ For Mocking Murder Rate

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 01: President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at U.S. Bank Arena on August 1, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The president was critical of his Democratic rivals, condemning what he called "... CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 01: President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at U.S. Bank Arena on August 1, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The president was critical of his Democratic rivals, condemning what he called "wasted money" that has contributed to blight in inner cities run by Democrats, according to published reports. (Photo by Andrew Spear/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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The Baltimore Sun editorial board again laid into President Donald Trump on Friday for turning the homicide rate in Baltimore into a campaign rally punchline.

During a rally in Cincinnati Thursday night, Trump compared the murder rate in Baltimore to that in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, then asked the crowd to shout out other examples.

“I believe it’s higher than– Give me a place that you think is pretty bad,” Trump goaded his audience. “This guy says Afghanistan. I believe it’s higher than Afghanistan. In our country, think of that.”

“This,” the Friday Sun editorial read, “is the behavior of a jerk, a clod, a dolt, a schmuck.”

Trump, predictably, blamed Democrats on Thursday for the homicides. It was the latest in a string of attacks aimed at Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), one of the President’s top congressional antagonists, that used the city as ammunition.

“This is someone who argues both sides, none of it sincerely, none of it truthfully,” the Sun’s editorial board wrote of Trump. “One moment it’s a lack of federal spending, the next moment he says all that is wasted. Or maybe it’s up to Elijah Cummings, one of 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, to save Baltimore. What, with a resolution on the House floor? President Trump doesn’t mean a word of it. He’s just lashing out. It’s all a performance. It’s all a show.”

After Trump claimed in his initial attack on Cummings that “no human being would want to live” in Baltimore, which is in the congressman’s district, the Sun’s editorial board responded: “Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.”

Read Friday’s editorial here.

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  1. Avatar for bdtex bdtex says:

    Don’t hold back Baltimore Sun. :smile:

  2. To paraphrase the quote apocryphally attributed to Mr Clemens, Baltimore Sun has digital barrels of ink. Donald’s going to look stupid getting into a pissing match with them.

  3. The Sun could work on its alliteration a bit, but overall, I’d give 'em a 9.5 out of 10.

  4. We’re going to need Achilles to clean out the White House. It’s that bad.

    It is completely invested,er, infested with vermin.

  5. Yes, they misspelled “worthless motherfucking criminal asshole” but they did well otherwise. I agree with your rating.

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