CNN’s Victor Blackwell Defends Hometown of Baltimore After President Trump Refers to It as ‘Rodent Infested Mess’

By A.J. Katz 

CNN New Day weekend anchor Victor Blackwell had a message for President Trump this morning, who recently tweeted insults at Rep. Elijah Cummings and referred to his Baltimore district as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”



Blackwell grew up in Baltimore himself.

“I don’t want to sound self-righteous, but people get up and go to work there,” said Blackwell. “They care for their families there. They love their children who pledge allegiance to the flag just like people who live in districts of Congressmen who support you, sir. They are Americans, too.”

Blackwell became increasingly emotional as he continued with his deliberate two-minute, 40-second read: