TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME: The Wire Creator Calls Trump a Racist

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.”

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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.

Should HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ have had more actors of color? Twitter suggestion met with ridicule

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HBO’s hit new series based on the Chernobyl tragedy has divided opinion online, but the oddest reaction yet has come from a budding UK actor wondering why the show’s creators had not chosen more people of color for the cast.

While the docudrama has come under criticism for various historical inaccuracies, until now, the lack of racial diversity among the actors was not one of those criticisms — for the simple reason that 1980s Ukraine was not exactly a thriving hub of modern-day multiculturalism.

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That should have been no reason to leave black and brown actors out though, according to actress Karla Marie Sweet, who tweeted that there are “so many great actors of colour” in the UK who “would’ve been amazing” in the series. Sweet felt “disappointed” to see “yet another hit show with a massive cast” that “makes it looks like PoC don’t exist.”

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Just to clear up any confusion, the show “makes it look” like that to reflect the reality of the time and place — and the producers seem to have been at least trying to create an authentic vibe.

Needless to say, Sweet’s tweet didn’t exactly go down well on Twitter, where she was promptly told to “learn history.”

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“You didn’t see PoC because they’re not there!”

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One user said perhaps the actors were chosen for the same reason that Martin Luther King should probably not be played by a white person — because he was black.

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Another said he was taking a screenshot of the thread because “nobody will believe” something so stupid could have been posted.

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To be fair, Sweet did at least acknowledge the lack of people of color in the USSR in another tweet, but suggested that since the actors spoke with British accents (it was a British production), the creators should have just thrown accuracy completely out the window and hired a more diverse-looking cast. Emotions like fear, panic and sadness can be “communicated just as effectively” by people of color, she added, missing the point entirely.

‘Chernobyl’ is a blast of a TV series – but don’t call it ‘authentic’

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Having actors of another race would “break immersion” for the viewers, another user tried to explain — but ultimately, Sweet didn’t seem open to criticism, later tweeting about the reactions she had received from “racist Twitter.”

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