BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Newly elected as Baltimore’s mayor, Brandon Scott is already calling out President Trump as the country waits for the presidential election results.

With former Vice President Joe Biden currently in the lead, the president has been calling for the last few remaining states counting ballots to stop. He tweeted “STOP THE COUNT” earlier Thursday.

Both posts he tweeted have been flagged by Twitter, which said “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”

Scott responded to the president’s comments, saying that counting the votes of those who mailed in their ballots rather than in-person is part of the election process.

He added that he should “Save what little dignity you have left,” and that the president should be encouraging his supporters to respect the “will of the American people,”

“Do not continue to be irresponsible and encourage intimidation and other unacceptable cowardice behavior,” Scott said.


Scott’s tweets are the latest social media battle between Maryland officials and the president; in September, Scott, then the president of the city council, told Trump to “KEEP BALTIMORE OUT OF YOUR MOUTH” after Trump said Democrats who run cities like Baltimore, Portland and Seattle “don’t want law and order.”

In September, the president took aim at Baltimore in a series of tweets, calling the city “the WORST IN [sic] NATION.”

In July 2019, President Trump also tweeted about Baltimore, while criticizing the late Rep. Elijah Cummings.

In a series of tweets, the president called Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.”

The presidential race continues in several states and has not been officially called. Follow along for election results with CBS News.

CBS Baltimore Staff

Comments (5)
  1. #BlueLivesMatter says:

    You need to crawl back under the rock you came from! He has more integrity in his little finger then ALL your greedy corrupt failed democratic regime in city hall! People in glass houses should not thro stones you and your band of crooks has destroyed our once great city and is now a drug infested violent hole.. ENJOY!

  2. Me says:

    So says the head of the democratic failures! You have a lot a mouth for loser!

  3. NO-TRUMP says:

    Trump lost all integrity & dignity ages ago. He is just a buffoon now, I almost pity him. He is going to lose and is coming unglued. He did all he could to suppress Dem voters and it did not work.

    There is no point in criticizing Scott before he has even taken the job. He may also be a failure in a long line of failures or he may do well. Give him a chance, fixing B’more is not an easy job nor will it happen in 4 years. Trump has ruined this country and he is a Republican, or so he claims. He had his chance and blew it big time, largely because of COVID & he made the USA a joke in front of the world as he snubbed Europe and played kissy face w/ Russia & North Korea.

  4. Joe G says:

    Brandi: “My first order of business is to rip on the President .”…He’s already proving to be a great Dem leader; distract from Baltimore’s leadership failures by attacking and slandering the opposition….I can’t wait until the first (of many I’m sure) investigation into his corruption while he’s Mayor. BTY, Trump has more class and integrity that all City leadership combined could ever wish to have.

  5. chrissfarmer says:

    There is no point in attacking him before he even has the job. He may be another corrupt ineffective Mayor or he may do great things and start turning the city around. The bar is set pretty low by his predecessors, so he could do well, better at least. You do not know, I do not know. Give him a chance and then talk about how good or bad a job he is doing.

    Like all of us, he is entitled to say what he wants to about Trump. Most people probably agree that what Trump has said recently is baseless and there is no proof the people working on the ballots (from both parties) are all corrupt. He is wrong, there are observers from both parties and mail in ballots are not fraudulent. They are largely for Biden because Democrats used them at a much higher rate than Republicans. He told his fans to vote in person, in fact he told them to mail one in and then go vote in person (which is a felony). He only wants counting halted in states where it is hurting him, like PA. In AZ where it might help him, keep on counting! Georgia was “stolen” from him- a state where the Governor, Secretary of State & most of the election officials are Republicans. If he has evidence, let’s see it!

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