Michelle Obama shades Donald Trump with dance video after he called Baltimore a 'dangerous and filthy place'
The president's denigration of a major American city sparked outrage, adding to the criticism he recently received over his racist tweets about four congresswomen of color.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama appeared to throw shade at President Donald Trump after he called Baltimore a "dangerous and filthy place" where "no human being would want to live." The president's denigration of a major American city sparked outrage, adding to the criticism he recently received over his racist tweets about four congresswomen of color, asking them to "go back to their crime-infested countries."
Shortly after Trump tweeted his series of vitriolic tweets against US Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore, the former first lady took to Twitter and tweeted a throwback video of a STEP dance team from Baltimore doing a routine of her famous "When they go low, we go high" line from her speech at the 2016 DNC.
“On #NationalDanceDay, I’m shouting out the Lethal Ladies, a Baltimore STEP team who I saw perform back in 2017. I’m so proud of you all—and everyone who’s dancing today!” she wrote below the video of the ladies’ routine. It was no coincidence that she picked out that particular video from Baltimore and her choice suggested a subtle dig at the Republican president's controversial comments.
Trump, early on Saturday, had tweeted: "Rep, Elijah 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. 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," the Republican continued.
“Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately! Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through ‘Oversight.’ He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district! Take a look,” Trump added and later also shared a video of garbage in an alley in West Baltimore.
Trump's inflammatory comments have drawn criticism from many, including the Baltimore Mayor Bernard C Jack Young, who said: "It’s completely unacceptable for the political leader of our country to denigrate a vibrant American City like Baltimore, and to viciously attack U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a patriot and a hero. Mr. Trump's rhetoric is hurtful and dangerous to the people he has sworn to represent."