“Simplistic Racist Moron.” Baltimore’s David Simon “The Wire” creator nails it.

The American President is an embarassment and disgrace to the country upon which he has foisted his warped, misguided and destructive persona. The people who voted for this abomination are responsible for the ongoing daily disaster.

The President’s latest scrurrilous attack on the City of Baltimore and its Black Congressman Elijah Cummings is nothing more than red meat to fire up his base.

Excerpted from The Guardian 7.28.2019

The creator and star of the seminal TV series The Wire have blasted Donald Trump, after the president described Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore-centered district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess”.

Series creator David Simon, who worked as a police reporter on the Baltimore Sun before turning to script-writing, called Trump a “simplistic, racist moron” and “a permanent stain on our land”.

In an email to the Guardian on Sunday, the actor Dominic West, who played Detective Jimmy McNulty in all five seasons of The Wire, asked: “What would a lonely hysterical neurotic who uses hand cleanser all day understand about a vibrant community like Baltimore?
On Sunday, he also quoted Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, another target of Trump’s racist invective, when he added: “Impeach the motherfucker!”

The president triggered another racism-tinged firestorm with his attack on Cummings. Simon was not the only famous Baltimorean to comment.

The filmmaker John Waters told ARTnews: “Give me the rats and roaches of Baltimore any day over the lies and racism of your Washington, Mr Trump. Come on over to that neighborhood and see if you have the nerve to say it in person!”

In tweets on Saturday, Simon described the president as an “empty-suit, race-hating fraud” who would “wet himself” if he spent five minutes in West Baltimore.

He expanded on his theme, saying Trump would be terrified if he “stepped out of his limo and found himself suddenly a racial minority”.

If Trump dared to visit Baltimore – a city with an African American majority, according to the US census – Simon said he would find the “humanity of those he encountered could not matter to him; only their lack of whiteness and his discomfort”.


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