After President Donald Trump’s unsolicited attack on Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), The Baltimore Sun wrote a fuming op-ed entitled Better To Have A Few Rats Than To Be One. 

The President called the city a “rat and rodent infested mess” in tweets on Sunday. He then proceeded to attack Cummings whose seventh district covers the city calling him corrupt and claiming his district is “the worst run and most dangerous” in America.  

Cummings is a regular critic of the president, but what sparked Trump’s rant was the representative’s comments on inhuman treatment of migrants in detention camps.

The editorial said that the president “sees attacking African-American members of Congress as good politics.”  

Many politicians have come out in support of Rep. Cummings and the city. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) tweeted that Cummings is “a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights,” as well as, “a beloved leader in Baltimore.”


The scathing lines of the op-ed are surely ringing in Trump’s ears.

“We would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts,… the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are ‘good people’ among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post,” the paper’s editors wrote. 

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