It did not take long for Democrats to go after President Donald Trump over his tweets about Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district.
Among them was former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, who both took to social media over the weekend to not-so-subtly take a shot at the president.
Trump called out Democrats for allowing the liberal-run city to become “rat infested,” “filthy,” and “overrun with crime.”
Trump also called out Cummings’ failure to keep up his with congressional district, which includes part of Baltimore.
Soon after the tweets scorched across social media, Michelle suddenly decided to support a dance team in Baltimore.
“On #NationalDanceDay, I’m shouting out the Lethal Ladies, a Baltimore STEP team who I saw perform back in 2017. I’m so proud of you all—and everyone who’s dancing today!” she wrote.
Michelle also shared a video clip of the Baltimore dance team.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 27, 2019
The former president’s dig at Trump was a little more subtle.
Barack Obama shared a hit piece from the New York Times on Sunday, which he called a “worthwhile read.”
Here’s a worthwhile Sunday read: “…nothing should temper partisanship more than an awareness that somewhere, on some issue, people with whom you disagree are telling a story that you really need to hear.” https://t.co/tpdMZ9hJoE
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 28, 2019
The piece largely argues that Trump is to blame for tensions in America and that conservatives should listen to liberals more on critical issues.
The Obamas do not use social media very often.
So the fact that they both took not-so-subtle shots at Trump over the weekend clearly indicates that they were likely responding to the president’s comments about Baltimore.
But more importantly, this is another reminder of how every time the media decry something Trump said or did, the Obamas jump back into the fray and attempt to remain relevant.