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Donald Trump blames President Obama for Baltimore riots in 'racist' tweet

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Marilyn Malara
Donald Trump disgusted many on Twitter with his post about the Baltimore riots. File Photo by Molly Riley/UPI
Donald Trump disgusted many on Twitter with his post about the Baltimore riots. File Photo by Molly Riley/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- As Baltimore erupted with rioting Monday night, presidential hopeful Donald Trump took to Twitter to air his opinions, which many users deemed racist and insensitive.

"Our great African-American president hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!" he tweeted.

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Thousands responded with disgust to the tweet.

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