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Mayor Jack Young calls out President Trump, VP Pence for visits to Fort McHenry

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 16:50:54-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young called out President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their visits to Fort McHenry on Wednesday.

Young called the visit "the height of hypocrisy for this self-proclaimed law and order president and vice president," noting they flouted his "lawful Executive Order... intended to keep our residents safe during what continues to be a raging pandemic that they have politicized and failed to control."

He also noted that "this administration has seized every opportunity to exploit the challenges of our City and fan the flames of division, never once demonstrating the will or desire to partner with us in rooting out the lingering effects of systemic racism."

"Instead, they use one of our greatest assets - the historic Fort McHenry National Shrine - as a prop to continue their distortions of fact, in favor of a fictionalized narrative of what we all know is a failed leadership."

Forth McHenry had been closed to visitors because of COVID-19.