Baltimore Sun Calls Trump Supporters ‘White Supremacists’

The Baltimore Sun, a fledgling paper of record in Baltimore, Maryland, fired back at President Donald J. Trump, whose Saturday Tweets aimed wrath at Rep. Elijah Cummings, by attacking his supporters.

“It’s not hard to see what’s going on here,” The Sun said. “The congressman has been a thorn in this president’s side, and Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics, as it both warms the cockles of the white supremacists who love him and causes so many of the thoughtful people who don’t to scream.”

In other words, the paper’s editorial board members are making the very nuanced argument that Trump supporters are all racists, and that his attack on a black congressman – not for being black, but for presiding over a horribly poor area of Baltimore – are simply an effort to rile up his racist base.

The far simpler (and correct) explanation is that Trump attacked Cummings because Cummings continuously attacks Trump, which happens often between political opponents. The paper, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, is doubling down on the political left’s losing strategy from the last election cycle, which is it call Middle America racists in hopes that they’ll submit to progressivism.

Trump blasted Cummings Saturday.

“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA,” he said. “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.”

He stayed on offense Sunday, noting the left’s usage of the “race card” as a political ploy.

“There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!” he said.

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