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Donald Trump: Obama has failed the city of Baltimore -- but "I would fix it fast!"

"Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs destroying Baltimore!"

Scott Eric Kaufman
April 28, 2015 9:25PM (UTC)

The violence in Baltimore is not, as many suppose, an outpouring of justified anger against a police department rumored to riddled with corruption. What it is -- at least, according to Donald Trump -- is more proof of the mistakes America made when it allowed Barack Obama to occupy the White House in 2008 and 2012.

Trump's complaint began sensibly enough:


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But it didn't take him long to lose the plot:

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When a follower of his suggested airlifting the real estate tycoon into the embattled city, his response was unequivocal -- if a little short on detail:

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The editor of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, also weighed in -- and identified the problem as the uncivilized members of Baltimore's African-American community:


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Apparently, there is but one hope for the continued existence of civilization -- and it's not who anyone thinks it would be:

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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