After appearing at West Chester University on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump managed to stir up controversy on his way out of town with a tweet describing nearby Downingtown as "so sad!"[[377412251,C]]
Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell took offense and responded with a string of tweets condemning Trump and his negative portrayal of the town.
The candidate's tweet featured a photo of an abandoned Downingtown paper mill, with Trump lamenting about Downingtown's once "vibrant" industrial past.[[377480241,C]]
Maxwell, a Democrat, rebuked Trump's assertions with a tweet of his own. He accused the Republican front-runner of being uninformed, and explained that discussions had already begun about revitalizing that area prior to Trump's visit.[[377480811, C]][[218989091,C]]
Amidst recieving "hundreds" of angry messages from Trump supporters, Maxwell fired back by drawing a comparison between the abandoned mill and one of Trump's own ventures:[[377481921,C]]
Later, Maxwell summed up the situation with one last statement.[[377482661,C]][[377405761,C]]
After posting the Downingtown tweet, Trump's twitter stream went back to focusing on primary elections and ultimately thanking Pennsylvania for his win in the state.