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It is time to deport Baltimore

Dana Milbank on

It should be obvious that Baltimore and Trumpism are fundamentally incompatible. If we are truly to Make America Great Again, we will have to send Baltimore back to the place it came from -- in this case, Ireland. (Baltimore is named for the second Lord Baltimore of the Irish House of Lords, Cecil Calvert, the first Proprietor of the Province of Maryland.) Also to be deported are other portions of the country Trump has recently deemed unsuitable: Cincinnati, Detroit and New York (Trump had tweeted that nonwhite congresswomen from these cities should "go back" to the "totally broken and "crime infested places from which they came"), and now San Francisco (Trump, in a misspelled tweet Sunday, said Pelosi's district is "failing badly" and "not recognizeable").

Some will mourn Baltimore when it is gone. I, however, will take some advice from Baltimore's favorite son.

Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Baltimore!

Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."

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