By Jose Nino
David Simon, the brains behind the HBO series “The Wire”, lashed out at President Trump by calling him an “empty-suit, race-hating fraud” for his comments about Congressman Elijah Cummings and the district he represents.
Simon specifically said, “If this empty-suit, race-hating fraud had to actually visit West Baltimore for five minutes and meet any of the American citizens who endure there, he’d wet himself.”
The creator of “The Wire” added that the “president is ‘literally’ a simplistic, racist moron.”
The HBO series was set in Baltimore and gave a lurid portrayal of inner-city life in one America’s most dangerous urban centers.
Simon said in a tweet, “I am ‘literally’ the guy writing stuff about the last century of U.S. policy, about the drug war and mass incarceration, about Brown v. and white flight, about all of modern U.S. history to which your kind stays mute.”
The show creator’s attacks against Trump came right after the president described Cummings’s district as “dangerous” and a “rodent infested mess.”
Trump tweeted, “Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous.”
Additionally, the President called Cummings’s district the “Worst in the USA”. He expanded:
His district is considered the Worst in the USA as proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.
Various Democratic lawmakers, criticized Trump’s comments as racist. Cummings, the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, responded to Trump’s attacks by detailing his role as a lawmaker.
Cummings wrote, “Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.”
The Maryland Congressman has been a strong critic of President Donald Trump.
He labeled the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children at the southern border as “government-sponsored child abuse.”
Maryland is a state with some of the worst gun control laws in the nation. It is ranked 44th according to Guns & Ammo magazine.
This has not helped cities like Baltimore, which has some of the highest murder ratesin the country.
No matter how much the media try to shame him, Trump always finds a way to expose his critics.