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Baltimore mayor tells White House to cancel Trump’s visit

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President Donald Trump was slated to visit Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day, but the mayor has asked the president not to come, Bloomberg News reported.

Trump has a complicated relationship with the city, at one point calling it a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” and went on to attack the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who once represented part of the city. Trump’s attacks proved to be inaccurate.

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Mayor Jack Young explained that Trump’s visit would set a poor example for Baltimore because he refuses to take the appropriate public health precautions.

“That President Trump is deciding to pursue non-essential travel sends the wrong message to our residents, many of whom have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 virus,” Young tweeted. “I wish that the president, as our nation’s leader, would set a positive example and not travel during this holiday weekend.”

He explained that Baltimore “simply can’t afford” the local costs of Trump’s trip.

When Trump travels to cities for his events, whether official or campaign-related, he generally requires the city and state to foot the bill for his visits. In the case of one New Mexico town, Trump owes $211,175.94. Trump frequently sings the praises of law enforcement, he just doesn’t seem to want to pay them for working at his events.

“When Lebanon City Hall sent Trump’s campaign a $16,191 invoice for police and other public safety costs associated with his event, Trump didn’t respond,” reported The Center for Public Integrity.

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Read Mayor Young’s full letter in the tweet below:

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It wasn’t just Derek Chauvin who crushed the life out of George Floyd — it was the force of American history

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Encouraging police brutality and other forms violence is one of Donald Trump's favorite things to do.

In a 2017 speech, Donald Trump told police: "Please don't be too nice" to suspected criminals.

Predictably, Trump's administration has systematically removed civil rights protections designed to hold America's police accountable for acts of brutality and other crimes against the public.

On Memorial Day, Donald Trump's wish came true (again).

George Floyd was detained by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three of his colleagues on suspicion of using a forged $20 bill to make a purchase at a local convenience store.

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‘The moment is just too big for Donald Trump’: MSNBC contributor rips president’s failures of leadership

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MSNBC's Mike Barnicle blasted President Donald Trump for shrinking from his leadership role as the coronavirus and race riots rage across the nation.

The "Morning Joe" contributor said the president's failure showed he simply didn't understand the nation he leads, and was incapable of faithfully executing his duties.

"The moment is just too big for Donald Trump," Barnicle said. "It's too big for him to handle. He doesn't understand the country, he doesn't understand the loss, he doesn't understand empathy, he doesn't understand the differences between races in this country. He just doesn't understand the nature of the job."

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Trump mocked in China’s state media for fleeing to bunker in the face of protests: ‘Mr President, don’t go hide’

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According to a report in The Guardian, Chinese state media and government leaders are mocking reports that Donald Trump fled to a secure bunker under the White House in the face of massive police brutality protests that reached the White House gates.

Following reports that a "rattled" Trump was ushered to safety by the Secret Service as police battled with George Floyd protesters in the streets of Washington, D.C, among other cities, officials in China took notice.

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