While in Paris with his family to celebrate his daughter Riley’s 7th birthday, Steph Curry took a minute to comment on Donald Trump’s latest racist rant against people of color. Trump’s new normal is to slay dark skinned people. This time it was Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore congressman who has been a thorn in Donald Trump’s side as head of the Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee is looking into all of Trump’s finances. It was Saturday so time for Trump to go on one of his predictable tirades via Twitter.
Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR Worse and more dangerous. His district is considered the worst in the USA. Cummings District is a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place. (Donald Trump)
Many came to Elijah Cummings defense, including Steph Curry from Paris.
“I’m not from Baltimore but I know countless people who are. Teammates, family, hardworking employees. All people that represent the best qualities of what it means to be American! And who want to live there!”
Steph Curry doesn’t automatically come to mind when you think Colin Kapernick clone, but he has frequently spoken up about the 45th president. He declined the invitation to the White House after the Warriors won their second title, which made Donald Trump rescind the invite. When the head of Under Armour agreed to consult with the White House on business matters as part of a business consortium, Curry balked and Kevin Plank removed himself from the President’s Manufacturing Job Initiative. And this too: Under Armour is based in Baltimore.
Trump-speak traffics in lies and so here is a break down of the facts. Baltimore is a dangerous city and the relationship between the cops and the African American community is a disaster. The police have had over 100 police brutality lawsuits since 2011. But last I looked, the police don’t willingly cage children and separate them from their parents so Trump’s claim that the Southern Border is safer is relative. Safer for whom? Definitely not children. In his attempt to disparage Baltimore, he failed to point out there is a thriving middle class and a third of Cummings district is white. The John Hopkins Hospital is in Baltimore and is the city’s largest employer, and John Hopkins University is also in Baltimore. It is the 10th ranked college/university in the country. Baltimore is home to the Orioles and Ravens and they used to have a team called the Baltimore Bullets (formerly the Chicago Packers) before they moved to D.C. and renamed themselves the Wizards.
Curry has a envied gift. When he speaks out, he is not considered political, nor taking sides. Just talking common sense. He is talented at putting Trump in his place but it feels the opposite most of the time. That Steph is just on the side of decency and morality. Unlike our president.