Baltimore

Where Things Stand: The Defiance Strategy
This is your TPM early-afternoon briefing.

Today, he’s forcing the city of Baltimore to host him, against officials’ will.

Yesterday he refused to wear a mask for most of his tour of a Michigan Ford plants and can’t seem to stop himself from publicly feuding with female officials in the state.

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Mayor Jack Young attends the RFP award announcement for the Harlem and Edmondson redevelopment on April 30, 2019 in Baltimore, Md. Young assumed the position when Catherine Pugh stepped down Thursday. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh leaves the federal courthouse after pleading guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion related to her Healthy Holly books on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Acting Balitmore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young speaks to the media after a press conference at Baltimore City Community College on April 23, 2019 in Baltimore, Md. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
on May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Mayor Catherine Pugh offers background on her "Healthy Holly" book business and the healthy lifestyle baby products she promoted during a City Hall press conference on March 28, 2019. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
Police work near the scene where authorities say seven people were shot, at least one fatally, in Baltimore on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
on August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mayor Catherine Pugh offers background on her "Healthy Holly" book business and the healthy lifestyle baby products she promoted during a City Hall press conference on March 28, 2019. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
on June 8, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.
on August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.
on August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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