It’s pretty clear that all we’re going to be talking about today is President Trump’s latest “racist” tweets calling our Rep. Elijah Cummings for demonizing the Border Patrol while allowing his own district to become “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.”

A lot of blue-checks are jumping in to white-knight for Cummings in some weird ways, like challenging Trump to spend one night where Cummings lives (“You may not last until morning,” he warns).

Of course, the hottest takes are still warming up, but CNN managed to get right to the “dog-whistle” portion of our outrage cycle pretty quickly, with Victor Blackwell noting that whenever Trump tweets about “infestation” he’s talking about black and brown people.

So Trump wasn’t literally talking about all the rodents infesting the city?

Kimberly Klacik is a member of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee and she brought receipts.

Now we know why Trump had Baltimore on his mind:


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