Trump Triples Down on Attacking Baltimore By Calling Elijah Cummings ‘Racist’

Trump Triples Down on Attacking Baltimore By Calling Elijah Cummings ‘Racist’

Trump Triples Down on Attacking Baltimore By Calling Elijah Cummings ‘Racist’

"Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you're in a wealthy nation", Mr. Sanders said at the time, according to The Baltimore Sun.

US President Donald Trump pushed back on Sunday against charges that he was racist and promoting a "hate agenda" to win reelection following his attacks on a prominent black lawmaker and his constituency. Donald Trump said in his first tweet on Saturday. "He does NOTHING for his very poor, very risky and very badly run district!" Is he saying people that live in Baltimore are not human beings? The US president on Saturday called the district a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" and said "no human being would want to live there". Cummings, a vocal Trump critic who chairs the House Oversight Committee, has over the last two weeks both authorized subpoenas for senior White House staffers' communications and ripped into acting Homeland Security chief Kevin McAleenan over the conditions of the government camps for migrants at the southern border.

He added: "Speaking of failing badly, has anyone seen what is happening to Nancy Pelosi's district in San Francisco".

Mr Mulvaney denies that Trump's Twitter comments Saturday were racist and says Mr Trump would criticise any lawmaker who spoke unfairly about his policies. "Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbours".

'It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. "But, it's my honest responsibility to fight for my constituents".

Simon said Baltimore was "a city of good Americans who deserve more than a grifting, hollow and self-absorbed failure of a man as their president".

The pattern goes beyond politicians Trump doesn't like, Blackwell said, pointing to other tweets in which the president has used "infestation" in connection with nonwhite people and immigrants.

Trump called Cummings, who is also the chairman of House Oversight and Reform Committee, a "brutal bully", adding that Baltimore is a "very unsafe and filthy place". "Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity".

Meanwhile, the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun - the paper where Simon once worked - admonished the president for his disparaging depiction of the city in a scathing editorial. "We're not going to ignore anyone degrading Baltimore city and its effective leadership, no one".

Mulvaney, a former Republican congressman from SC, said Trump was "right to raise" the challenges faced in Cummings' district at the same time while Cummings and other Democrats are "chasing down" the Russian Federation investigation undertaken by Robert Mueller and pursuing "this weird impeachment crusade".

There was related condemnation from half a dozen White Home candidates together with Cory Booker, who tweeted footage of a black CNN anchor and Baltimore native who broke down on air whereas reacting to the assault on his hometown.

"And as I go in and I start talking to people, I realized just what the living conditions are, for not just for the residents, but even the children there and what they've been playing around", Klacik said. From the day I was brought home from the hospital to the day I left for college.

"People get up and go to work there", Blackwell said.

They observed detainees had access to "24-hour health care, dental care, mental health care, unlimited phone calls, legal advice, a law library, physical-contact visitations, outdoor recreation and religious services seven days a week".

This is the second time this month that the president unleashed Twitter tirades on members of Congress who are minorities. And people are struggling in rural American, they're struggling in urban America, they're struggling in suburban America.

"At some point you just have to address the stupidity of it, the folly of it and the racism of it", Jensen told CBS News about Mr. Trump's tweets.

She defended Cummings on Saturday as "a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague".

"We all reject racist attacks against him", wrote Pelosi - who was born in Baltimore and whose father served as mayor of the city.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young came out swinging for Rep. Cummings as well.

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