This Wednesday, President Trump fired off a bizarre tweet aimed at those living their "suburban lifestyle dream" and what he apparently sees as the encroaching threat of lower-income people.
"I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood," Trump tweeted. "Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!"
Unsurprisingly, the tweet was slammed by Trump's critics for being a racist dog whistle.
Wildly, baldly, racist. Ignorant assumptions about "suburbs" that are stuck in 1978. And on top of it, "Suburban Li… https://t.co/jCkI1FXsac— Mark Huelsman (@Mark Huelsman)1596040368.0
Translation: I am happy to inform all of the white people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that less people of… https://t.co/7qGcXexcDi— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1596040182.0
Please describe "Suburban Lifestyle Dream." What does that mean? What color is it? Please be very specific. S… https://t.co/fpe5FOjVwi— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)1596040321.0
@realDonaldTrump Suburban lifestyle dream? Dude, what the fuck is wrong with you?— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1596039754.0
@realDonaldTrump SUBURBAN LIFESTYLE DREAM What is the "suburban lifestyle dream?" Last week Trump was begging for… https://t.co/IxVMIPaxOG— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1596040281.0
I'm betting that by day's end Trump will top this pathetically desperate and vile tweet. Let's not tell him he's… https://t.co/E6EDPSP45W— Shelby Kent-Stewart ™ (@Shelby Kent-Stewart ™)1596040600.0
Suburban Lifestyle Dream sounds like the name of a meal-replacement milkshake for women who sell candles on Facebook https://t.co/0XYwpVoSGX— Robyn Urback (@Robyn Urback)1596040615.0