Warriors’ Stephen Curry responds to Donald Trump’s controversial Baltimore comments
Curry reacted on a CNN video, where correspondent Victor Blackwell, a Baltimore native, clapped back at Trump for his derogatory remarks against the city. The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player said that people should not stop calling out Trump for his actions.
The three-time NBA champion guard with the Warriors said that while he is not from Baltimore, he knows that people from the city are very hardworking. He added that Baltimore natives represent what an American should be.
“It’s this kind of boldness that our country needs,” Curry said. “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.”
It's this kind of boldness that our country needs! Keep calling him out. 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! & who want to live there!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 27, 2019
Trump had a series of tweets against Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings, who is a known critic of the president. In his tweets against Cummings, Trump said that Baltimore is dangerous and considered as the worst district in the United States.
Trump also added that Baltimore is “rat and rodent-infested mess” that should be cleaned up because it is a “very dangerous and filthy” city. He also posted that no human beings would want to live in Baltimore, which drew a lot of negative reactions online, where most people expressed support for Americans living in the city.