— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) July 27, 2019
Courtesy of Rolling Stone:
America’s racist-in-chief was at it again on Saturday morning, spewing racism and hate on Twitter. Triggered by House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Saturday morning’s edition of Fox and Friends, President Donald Trump went on an unhinged rant about the congressman’s city while using blatantly racist terms that, as CNN anchor Victor Blackwell emotionally points out, he reserves for black and brown people and their communities.
Blackwell’s breakdown of Trump’s consistent use of the word “infestation” makes his racism abundantly clear. “Donald Trump has tweeted more than 43,000 times,” Blackwell said. “He’s insulted thousands of people… but when he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people.” Blackwell became emotional during the powerful segment when Trump’s hate speech hits even closer to home.
You know as a white man in America I find Trump’s constant racist statements disgusting and demoralizing, but it must be 100 times worse for black and brown Americans who must listen as Trump denigrates and insults people who look like them virtually every single day.
Rep. Cummings also spoke out yesterday about Trump’s insults.
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.
— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 27, 2019
There were a whole lot of people who came out yesterday to condemn Trump’s remarks.
And every one of them votes.