Baltimore mayor to Trump: Stay away!

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Baltimore on Memorial Day, and Baltimore’s mayor doesn’t want him there. Can you blame him? Who would want that tactless, maskless disease vector anywhere near their city? You might as well give the key to the city to late-stage syphilis. Dear Mr. President @realDonaldTrump, please stay home! The City…

Trump Thought About Declaring a State of Emergency in Baltimore

Jonathan Swan at Axios is reporting that sometime last week Trump mulled the idea of declaring a state of emergency  for Baltimore so that he could “say that the living conditions in Baltimore were unacceptable and that people were suffering because their Democratic representatives let them down. So Trump would take action to fix things.”…

Donald Trump’s color-coded geography of hate

“When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally,” Donald Trump declared on July 22, 2016, as he accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president. “Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago,…

Why the D.C. press isn't equipped to handle Trump's racist re-election crusade

Doubling and tripling down on his bigoted commentary and racist tweets, Donald Trump is all but boasting that his re-election run will be fueled by hate speech and hardcore white grievance. Unlike anything ever seen before in American politics (remember, segregationist George Wallace didn't have a Twitter feed), Trump's re-election strategy is to basically spark…

Many people are saying Jared Kushner is a Baltimore slumlord

Jared Kushner is a lot of things: addlepated titmouse; bemused silver-spoon-asshole-enabler; failing real estate investor; poor man’s Count Chocula; quasi-sentient ambulatory sperm whale placenta in Little Lord Fauntleroy finery; Ivanka Trump’s third-favorite dildo. But don’t ever call him a decent landlord. Because apparently, he’s a slumlord. In — wait for it! — Baltimore. You know, that so-called…