Michelle Obama is clapping back at Donald Trump in her own (very subtle) way. On Saturday, Trump lashed out at Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings via Twitter, attacking Cummings’s home city of Baltimore in the process.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
Former First Lady Michelle Obama responded to Trump’s comments by highlighting a dance team she visited in Baltimore back in 2017.
“On #NationalDanceDay, I'm shouting out the Lethal Ladies, a Baltimore STEP team who I saw perform back in 2017,” she tweeted along with a video of her watching the dancers, who started off their routine with Obama’s famous “When they go low, we go high” line. “I’m so proud of you all—and everyone who’s dancing today!”
On Saturday, Barack Obama had his own response to the Trump administration, publishing an op-ed for the Washington Post.
He posted the article on Twitter, writing, “I’ve always been proud of what this team accomplished during my administration. But more than what we did, I’m proud of how they’re continuing to fight for an America that’s better.”
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