President Donald Trump spent Sunday afternoon reigniting his racist attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and the people of Baltimore, which he called trash. Saturday, Trump attacked the city, saying that "no human being" would want to live there, implying that the people who do love Baltimore are somehow sub-human.
The president has spent two days lying about the city and its crime rate, the rate of violence, the homeless population and even rat infestations in the city. In fact, Baltimore doesn't rank at the top of any of those lists, but cities in states that supported Trump do.
People of color aren't the only ones lashing out at the president's racism, Sunday #WhitePeopleAgainstRacism came alive with white allies who refuse to support attacks on their neighbors, friends and fellow humans. MSNBC host Joy Reid noted that it's a significant trend, because the Trump campaign assumes that all white people are as racist as he is. They're not.
Well #whitepeopleagainstracism is trending and that's a great thing. Trump and his campaign's assumption that white… https://t.co/4Guhb37k9d— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1564340100.0
Speaking as a black person, these are the hashtags and protests I'd like to see: #WhitePeopleAgainstWhiteSupremacy… https://t.co/TtAjBnxjUu— Denise Oliver-Velez 💛 (@Denise Oliver-Velez 💛)1564283602.0
Others on Twitter noted that Trump's gaslighting strategy is to take whatever attacks there are on him and employ them onto others. It's the "I know you are but what am I" defense. In this case, Trump called a civil rights leader a "racist."
The internet was quick to attack the president for the non-stop racism coming out of the White House for the last several weeks. You can see the best below:
@realDonaldTrump You need to resign, you garbage excuse for a human.— Dennis Colón (@Dennis Colón)1564342895.0
@realDonaldTrump Your soul really has been ravaged by maggots. There's no life inside you. Just darkness. And evil.… https://t.co/a07XYcBwzb— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1564342616.0
Trump clearly wants to make 2020 a showdown about race. I say Dems should accept the challenge. Do you believe the… https://t.co/wdnKiVcjI3— Seth Cotlar (@Seth Cotlar)1564343121.0
Trump on cities Atlanta: "falling apart" Baltimore: "a filthy place" Chicago: "totally out of control" Philadel… https://t.co/CYxE7hPCVr— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman)1564329113.0
Donald Trump is what happens to a political party who plays footsie with racists for a generation for short-term po… https://t.co/g3AT6IrWW2— Matt Rogers 🗳 (@Matt Rogers 🗳)1564336663.0
@MollyJongFast And this was before the new racist attacks on Elijah Cummings, which Trump and the campaign are doub… https://t.co/93jriCsZBp— Michelangelo Signorile (@Michelangelo Signorile)1564343856.0
Again, we don’t tweet about Trump all that often, but calling a civil rights hero a racist is some next-level 8Chan… https://t.co/etgCBw44Js— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)1564342822.0
@realDonaldTrump So now @RepCummings is a racist? Just when we think you cannot possibly get any more disgusting an… https://t.co/kqGAnaYEct— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1564341801.0
People give Trump too much credit for being clever. I've known him since '87. One of the dumbest guys Ive ever met.… https://t.co/2NdRbOjVdW— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1564340372.0
1. Let's talk about the racist British bigots that Donald Trump retweets. He has retweeted Katie Hopkins, who calle… https://t.co/07K2w2UiVe— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1564339175.0
When you think @realDonaldTrump has hit the absolute bottom of the racist/fascist outhouse he grabs his sh*t-shovel… https://t.co/O3epPY3MnR— Moe Davis (@Moe Davis)1564341993.0
@realDonaldTrump Things only racist say part 2: What about Chicago? You’re the racist Blacks commit more crime… https://t.co/TmDSar3Fhb— Bishop Talbert Swan (@Bishop Talbert Swan)1564343860.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump's name will forever be associated with "racist" just like how Nixon's name is associated with "crook" Both Failures— Alex Cole (@Alex Cole)1564339608.0