Reprinted with permission from Alternet
Continuing his racist attacks on Baltimore, President Donald Trump tried to get some laughs out of his rally Thursday night by making a joke out of the city’s murder rate.
Trump said the city’s murder rate was higher than a series of countries, and then said with a smirk, “I believe it’s higher than … give me a place that you think is pretty bad, give me a place…”
Someone shouted out “Afghanistan,” a suggestion he gleefully took up.
“I believe, we’ll check the number, and if we’re wrong, they’ll tell us tomorrow. There’ll be headlines! ‘Trump exaggerated!” he said.
The crowd laughed.
“I do believe it’s higher than Afghanistan,” he said.
Watch the clip below:
Trump has now made shitting on Baltimore part of his campaign speeches. Echoing someone in the crowd, he claims the homicide rate is higher in the city than Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/mqEDXhvHE9
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 1, 2019