As Twitter benders go, this was one of Donald Trump’s worst few days on the social media platform, and that’s saying a lot.
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As the prospect of his impeachment inches forward — however so slowly in the eyes of those who consider the removal of this catastrophic president immediately imperative — Trump lashed out at his investigators yet again, focusing on tweeting out racist accusations towards House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
Among the excuses that Trump used to assail the Maryland congressman was the false comparison between the falsely described “clean, efficient & well run” detainment centers run by the Customs & Border Patrol agency and Cummings’ “disgusting, rat and rodent infested” district in Baltimore.
….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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
MSNBC host Joy Reid had the perfect comeback to Trump’s depiction of Baltimore as a germaphobic’s nightmare when she addressed the president’s tweets on her AM Joy program this morning.
Reading Trump’s description of Cummings’ district as a vermin-infested nightmare, Reid noted that the president’s own real estate empire has a less than immaculate health record when it comes to infestations.
Reading from a Los Angeles Times account of health department violations and sanctions at Trump’s vaunted Mar-a-Lago showplace resort, Reid quoted a list of cited problems that should make any club member at the resort feel queasy about the hundreds of thousands of dollars in membership fees and dues that they are paying to belong to what sounds like it should be a quarantined zone.
“‘Rust, mold and parasites,’” Reid read from the article. “‘Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago cited for 78 health violations in the last three years,’ um …. yeah.”
“So Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is full of parasites, it’s infested,” she continued, failing to mention whether the parasites mentioned were microbial or of the human variety feeding off of Trump’s vitriol.
Reid’s exposure of Trump’s hypocrisy was quickly followed by her astute political analysis of the reasons behind Trump’s attacks, besides the obvious deflection of media attention away from the crimes that Special Counsel Robert Mueller so reluctantly reiterated for the public in front of Congress recently.
“His people think white people are so racist that the way to get them to vote is be racist,” she explained. “These are the people who lost their minds because Hillary Clinton referred to them as deplorable. They voted for a guy who believes they are deplorable and believes they are so bigoted that he can play this role of political opioid.”
While Reid may be right in attributing a massive amount of cynicism to Trump in his own assessment of his base, it’s difficult to believe that the president’s racist attitudes are solely a political ploy and not a deeply held root aspect of his own personality.
You can watch a clip of Joy Reid discussing the hypocritical health violations and infestations at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in the video below.
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Original reporting by Tom Boggioni at RawStory.