After Donald Trump called Baltimore a "disgusting rat and rodent infested mess" last month, the local newspaper asked its readers to respond to the president's attacks.
The truth is that previous attempts to save the city have failed. A bold new plan is desperately needed.
"Let me be clear: You have a lot of talk — ta ta ta ta ta ta ta talk! But In the end — in the end — nothing happens," House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings told reporters.
"Violating the Hatch Act after you should have already been fired for violating the Hatch Act doesn't make it any less of a violation," the watchdog tweeted.
Conway quote tweeted Haley's, "This is so unnecessary," tweet and remarked, "THIS is so unnecessary Trump-PENCE2020."
This city is inhabited by the very people the president swore an oath on the Bible to protect, serve and lead, and the federal government has a vital role to play in its recovery.
Baltimore police reported that Congressman Elijah Cummings' home was burglarized early Saturday morning.
Though it is perfectly legitimate to express outrage over President Donald Trump's tweet, it's equally legitimate to talk about the failed leadership by Democrats of this once-great city.
Michael Goodwin argued that Democrats slamming Trump as "racist" will backfire for the president's opponents.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, a longtime Baltimore neurosurgeon, said President Donald Trump told him he's willing to work with Congressman Elijah Cummings to help "bring relief" to the city's poorest residents.
"I find President Trump [a] leader of all colors. He attacks who he will. He's his own man," Reverend Bill Owens said.
"He's not a racist, absolutely is not," Alveda King insisted.
"Good leaders lift up, call people together, and bring out the best in them. Slamming individuals and whole communities is not leadership; it's regression," said the coalition of Baltimore religious leaders.
The president prompted outrage when he attacked Rep. Elijah Cummings and described his Baltimore district as "disgusting" and "rat-infested."
Sean Hannity said he would rather live in a migrant detention center than "some of these liberal cities."
The president told Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat who represents Baltimore and the House Oversight Committee, to "investigate himself."
"Wherever you find this decadent decay, you're going to find Democrats having run the operation, or the city, the state, whatever it is, the county for decades," the right-wing radio host said.
"He is the president of all America. He should not be doing this," April Ryan said.
"Trump's Mar-a-Lago is full of parasites. It's infested," Joy Reid said.
Trump defended his remarks against Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district as "nothing racist," before then calling Cummings a "racist."
Mia Love argued that "this is exactly what the Russians want" and "exactly what our enemies want, to see Americans just tear each other up, and the president has gone way too far."
"I, uh, I, look I — I didn't do the tweets, Chuck. I can't talk about why he did what he did," Rick Scott told Meet the Press Sunday.
The hashtag was sparked by an editorial from The Baltimore Sun titled "Better to have a few rats than to be one," which was published on Sunday in response to the president's tweets slamming the city of Baltimore and Mayland Rep. Elijah Cummings.
"Repairs were made only after the county threatened to withhold rent or issue fines," former Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in 2017.
Critics of President Trump and his labeling of Baltimore as "disgusting" began posting pictures to social media showing Republican-controlled areas rife with homelessness, poverty and masses of garbage.
"I think you're spending way too much time reading between the lines," Mulvaney said, when confronted with Trump's habit of using vermin metaphors to describe political foes.
"The president is as he usually is or often is, disgusting and racist," Nadler said, labeling Trump's Cummings attacks a "distraction."
"Our job is to bring people together to improve life for all people, not to have a racist president who attacks people because they are African Americans," said Sanders.
In keeping with her commitment to the high road, the former first lady opted to lift up a Baltimore-based group rather than issue an outright condemnation of Trump's remarks.