Dems, Media Smell Trump Blood in Water
Dems, Media Smell Trump Blood in Water
The Dems and their media lapdogs are circling the wounded Donald Trump like sharks. They smell his blood in the water from the Twitter war between Trump and Elijah Cummings which Toni wrote about. Now, because they sense that he’s mortally wounded, they continued to attack all Saturday.
So let’s start with the media, shall we?
One of the first media sharks appeared on CNN (of course) in the form of anchor Victor Blackwell, who condemned Trump’s tweet and completely misconstrued Trump’s use of the word “infested.” In Blackwell’s mind, apparently, “infested” refers to the residents, not rats or other vermin. What’s more, Blackwell became emotional on camera because he hails from Baltimore. How dare Trump point out that there are sections of his hometown in which most people would not want to live.
Brian Stelter, also of CNN, took a bite at Trump by oddly posting a map of Cummings’ district in Baltimore. However, it didn’t go over well, since alert folks pointed out how gerrymandered it looks.
Just going to share this map of Rep. Cummings' district for no particular reason. A great slice of Maryland with urban, suburban and rural areas. pic.twitter.com/acbj3yFvxP
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 27, 2019
In addition, White House Correspondent April Ryan snarked that the White House has mice:
“The White House is infested with mice. Mice traps all over the place. We see dead mice in traps and mice running around a lot. Stink bugs infest the East Wing and what else??? Too much to tweet. @realDonaldTrump must be talking about where he lives instead of Baltimore!”
Finally, the Baltimore Sun editorial board took a chunk from Trump with this screed:
“[W]e would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are ‘good people’ among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. . . . Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.”
Gee, what do they really think?
Now you know that the Dems who are running for president are chomping into Trump, too. First of all, here’s Joe Biden:
“Once again you have proved yourself unfit to hold the office. A President is supposed to lift this nation up. Not tear it down.”
Beto O’Rourke saw his opening, too:
“In his words and in his actions, Trump has been the most openly racist president we’ve had in modern history. He is trying to change the very character of America. But we won’t let him. We are so much better than this intolerance and hatred—and together, we’re going to prove it.”
Of course, Cory “Spartacus” Booker also chimed in. Plus, he wants you to know that if you don’t speak up with outrage about Trump’s comments, you’re toxically complicit or something:
“This is painful. This is a moral, defining moment in America. We must now answer. Silence is toxic complicity.”
I dunno — I kind of thought that the “moral, defining” time in America’s history was the Civil War — you know, when slavery ended. But that’s just me.
Strangely, Bernie Sanders didn’t even bother to nibble on Trump’s hide, perhaps because he made this comment about Baltimore in 2016:
Residents of Baltimore’s poorest boroughs have lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That is a disgrace.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 5, 2016
Well, that’s awkward.
Naturally, the keyboard warriors at Twitter joined the Dems and Big Media in circling Trump. So by Saturday evening, the hashtag #WeAreBaltimore had been used almost 18,000 times, soaring to the top of Twitter with the help of Valerie Jarrett and actress Mia Farrow — neither of whom live in Cummings’s district.
So what will happen now to President Trump? Is he gonna go out like the shark hunter Quint in Jaws, mercilessly devoured by giant sharks in the media and the Democratic Party? Will he be sliding into their gaping maws into the crimson sea, never to be heard from again?
Or are the fearsome sharks more like. . . . this?
The fact is, President Trump is like that unfiltered, politically incorrect uncle who shows up for holidays. You never know what he’s going to say, and sometimes you can’t believe what he says. But then you find yourself quietly agreeing with him, even though you wished he hadn’t been so, well, blunt. You nod and think, hmm, the old man has a point.
The truth is, Baltimore is no different from any other big city which has gone to hell under Democratic leadership. The only possible remedy is for hardboiled Democrat voters in big cities to vote for change.