Baltimore’s Own John Waters Rips Trump Over Maryland Comments

A number of people from Baltimore, Maryland were very upset with Donald Trump’s recent comments about the town. The latest Baltimorean to discuss the comments was filmmaker, John Waters, who was born and raised in the city.

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The creator of such films as Pink Flamingos, Hairspray and Cry-Baby discussed Trump’s comments during an appearance with Joy Reid. According to Waters, the comments were not only offensive they were stupid politically.

The filmmaker told Reid, “I lived in that neighborhood, in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Mr. Cummings’ district… for 17 years. I made Hairspray when I lived there. And, you know, I never had the slightest bit of trouble. People were lovely to me. And rats and roaches, you know, Baltimore, we work with what we got and we make it better.”

Waters continued by saying, “I don’t think he cares what I say but the problem is I don’t know how he thinks he’s going to get votes from this, because the people that are racist and that already like him –– they’re already going to vote for him. But the other people that may be starting to crumble —— this is going to make them not vote for him. So I don’t even think it’s smart politically.”

More Baltimore residents involved in the film industry have shared opinions similar to those of Waters. The creator of The Wire, David Simon, tweeted, “We Are Baltimore. and there’s a block party today on my southside street. This is a city of good Americans who deserve more than a grifting, hollow and self-absorbed failure of a man as their president. Donald Trump is a permanent stain on our land.


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