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First, the New York Times dropped a campaign-trail feature
on Donald Trump this morning. Writer Robert Draper asked the presumptive GOP presidential nominee whether he'd ever visit Iraq.
“'Never!'” he said, sounding horrified by the thought," Draper wrote.
He followed up by asking Trump about the most dangerous place in the world:
“[T]here are places in America that are among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously.”
Got that? Oakland is as high-risk a city as Baghdad.
Anyway, Trump was clearly speaking in not-so-veiled code to GOP voters, but his comments also blew up on Bay Area social media, the prevailing attitude being for Trump to stay the hell out of the 510.
And now, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has responded:
"The most dangerous place in America is Donald Trump's mouth."
Indeed, I'm at a loss to think of a more treacherous, unpleasant place ...