The host of CNN’s “Outfront” explained that Trump’s recent Twitter attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and the city of Baltimore, which he called a “disgusting rodent and rat infested mess,” was designed to ”feed his base’s basest tendencies.”
“And ‘infest’ is a word the president often uses when it comes to black and brown people,” said Burnett, who highlighted previous examples of Trump using the “trope.”
“Infest is a loaded word throughout history and when people defending Trump say ’well, literally, there are rats in Baltimore, that shows a painful willingness to look the other way,’” she added.
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