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Baltimore Mayor tells Trump to “stay home”

May 25th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

 President Donald Trump booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances at Arlington National Cemetery and at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Last year, Trump called Baltimore a “rat and rodent infested mess,” and the city's mayor has suggested Trump stay home.

Presidents typically honor fallen military members by laying a wreath and delivering a speech at the hallowed burial ground in Virginia. But the pandemic has led to changes this year. Trump will only lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

He is expected to speak later at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. It’s where a poem, written after a huge American flag was hoisted to celebrate an important victory over the British during the War of 1812, became “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has criticized Trump’s visit, saying the trip sends the wrong message about stay-at-home directives and that the city cannot afford the added cost of a presidential visit at a time when it is losing $20 million a month because of the pandemic.

One Response to “Baltimore Mayor tells Trump to “stay home””

  1. May 25, 2020 at 5:55 pm, Roger said:

    Took a nice bike ride today to McHenry to buy some things we can’t find here. I noticed there were many Marylanders and others not staying home. There were lots of boats on the lake. It was a beautiful sight to behold.

    Mayor Young is just of one of many that still has sour grapes and is probably just another failed Baltimore mayor, many of whom have been incarcerated and/or indicted.


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