Mayor Baker to negative people: “Go to hell”

    Wilmington Mayor James Baker has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind, but this week, he unloaded on critics and negative people who he says can “go to hell.”  See more salty language from Baker in this video and tell us what you think.  

    Speaking during a press conference about new luxury rental units coming to the Wilmington Riverfront, Baker went off script and railed against his opponents, critics, and negative people.  

    “I really do get upset with, I’ve seen a lot of negativity a lot of bullsh– that nobody needs to listen to.  It’s really sickening in this day and age where we got such American suffering all over the place,” Baker said.

    While Baker has always been known for his free-wheeling style during many press conferences, it seems to some that he’s loosening up even more as his time in office comes to a close.  Baker is in his final term as Mayor of Delaware’s largest city, and says he doesn’t take nonsense from too many people. “I don’t care anymore. You can’t kick me no more. I can kick your ass any time I want.”

    Earlier this year, Baker turned his budget address to Wilmington City Council into a 15 minute tirade against some members in council who he saw as adversaries.  Baker told council in March, “You want to have war for 600 more days fine.  We will have it,  and you will have it beyond the 600 days when I’m finished.  You can shake your head, i’m just telling you.”  You can watch some of Baker’s comments from that speech here.  That speech led to a contentious budget approval process with Baker using his veto power to override the budget approved by City Councl.

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