‘Rat-infested’ Baltimore greets Trump with giant inflated rodent in his likeness
Remember when President Trump referred to Baltimore as a “rat and rodent infested mess” in July?
Plenty of Baltimoreans do.
In advance of the president’s arrival there Thursday, protesters erected a giant, inflated rat balloon with a Trump-like head on President Street.
The blonde-haired rat is wearing a red tie and is holding a cell phone.
“The rat looks like it means business,” according to CBS-Baltimore.
ICYMI #TrumpRAT makes its debut in advance of tonight's speech in Baltimore by its namesake. Doing it on Barack Obama Avenue is the cheese topping. I❤your city too! #DeadlineWH #MTPDaily #TheBeat #Hardball #inners #maddow #lastword #11thhour #DemocraticDebate #DemDebates https://t.co/fG89qopzwl
— harleyb (@harleyb11) September 12, 2019
The district he was referring to was predominantly black.
A man named Claude Taylor renamed the street “Barack Obama Avenue” after Trump’s predecessor, the first black president. Taylor was also credited with blowing up the balloon, according to The Hill.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) September 12, 2019
Trump was expected to speak at a GOP House retreat that is being held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, [email protected] or via Twitter .