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Video of the Day: Baltimore Mayor Tells Trump To Stay Away And Not Visit Ft. McHenry On Memorial Day

On Thursday, Baltimore Mayor Jack Young (D) issued a statement asking President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to reconsider coming to Baltimore for Memorial Day.  The president is set to visit Fort McHenry, the site of the War of 1812 battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner.”

“Dear Mr. President @realDonaldTrump, please stay home! The City of Baltimore is currently under a Stay at Home order for the safety of our residents, who have been hit hard by #COVID19,” Young said in a statement on Twitter.

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The White House, however, stood by Trump’s decision to visit the historic landmark.

The brave men and women who have preserved our freedoms for generations did not stay home and the President will not either as he honors their sacrifice by visiting such a historic landmark in our Nation’s history,” Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.

Young appeared on CNN, known here as the “Chinese (Fake) Propaganda Network,” where he repeated his desire that Trump not visit:

As of this writing, it seems the visit is still on.

Writing at the Gateway Pundit, Kristinn Taylor tells us that Gov. Larry Hogan — a Repubican — will apparently be too busy celebrating his own birthday to bother meeting the president:

Republican Governor Larry Hogan said Trump is welcome to visit, but that he will be spending the day with his family celebrating his 64th birthday, according to spokesman Mike Ricci.

“We are honored that the president and the first lady have chosen to spend Memorial Day at Fort McHenry. Although Marylanders are encouraged not to gather in large numbers this year – now more than ever – it’s important to reflect on the American heroes who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Monday is the governor’s birthday, and he has plans to mark the day at home with his family.”

On the bright side, no one has suggested arresting Trump for appearing.  Yet.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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