Donald Trump defended his recent criticism of Elijah Cummings and Baltimore, Maryland, which falls in the district that the congressman represents, claiming that there is & # 39; nothing racist & # 39; was his comments.
& # 39; There is nothing racist in making clear what most people already know, that Elia Cummings has done a terrible job for the people in his district and for Baltimore itself, & # 39; tweeted Trump Sunday afternoon. & # 39; Dems always play the race card if they cannot win with facts. Shame! & # 39;
In an earlier tweet Sunday morning, Trump also accused Democrats of playing & # 39; the Race Card & # 39; and made him a racist for his excavations at Cummings, which is black.
& # 39; The Democrats always play the Race Card, while in fact they have done so little for the great African-American people of our nation & # 39 ;, Trump posted on Twitter. & # 39; Now, the lowest unemployment rate in American history, and only getting better. Elia Cummings has failed badly! & # 39;
Donald Trump defended his criticism of Congressman Elijah Cummings and his district, claiming that there was & # 39; nothing racist & # 39; it was up to him to speak the truth about the circumstances in Baltimore, Maryland and how Cummings dealt with it
In response to his claims that his comments were racist, Trump tweeted that he simply & # 39; clearly stated what most people already know & # 39;
He said that Cummings should focus on & # 39; solving the mess & # 39; in Baltimore instead of investigating accusations in the House Oversight Committee or criticizing border conditions
Trump committed attacks on Cummings and his district after the legislators criticized the circumstances in which migrants were being held at the southern border
In another tweet following the initial attacks, Trump said the congressman should focus more on & # 39; resolving the mess & # 39; in Baltimore instead of border issues and depositing charges.
& # 39; If racist Elia Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people in his district, and Baltimore itself, progress could possibly be made in resolving the mess he helped create over many years of incompetent leadership. His radical & # 39; overview & # 39; is a joke! & # 39; Trump Tweeted.
Trump first launched his Twitter attack on Cummings on Saturday after the chairman of the monitoring committee criticized the southern border conditions.
The indignant president defended the border detention centers as & # 39; clean, efficient and well led, just very busy & # 39 ;, and then claimed that the facilities are superior to Cummings' own district in Maryland.
& # 39; Cumming District is a disgusting mess affected by rats and rodents. If he spent more time in Baltimore, he might be able to help clean up this very dangerous and dirty place, & tweet Trump on Saturday.
& # 39; Why is so much money being sent to the Elia Cummings district if it is considered the worst and most dangerous place in the United States, & # 39; Trump wondered in another tweet. & # 39; No one would want to live there. Where does all that money go? How much has been stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately! & # 39;
Some insinuated that Trump did excavations for residents of Baltimore, who are more than 60 percent black and African-American, and suggest that they were not people.
Trump said that Cummings is a & # 39; bully & # 39; was for customs and border patrol agents and claimed that the situations at border facilities are better than in Baltimore, which Cummings represents in Congress
He claimed that Baltimore & # 39; disgusting & # 39; and & # 39; rats and rodents are infected & # 39 ;. He also said that no & # 39; human & # 39; would like to live there, which led many to say that the tweets were racially motivated
Cummings said he visits his home district every day – Baltimore is about an hour's drive from Washington D.C.
Cummings responded to Trump & # 39; s insults and said: & # 39; s. President, I go to my district every day. Every morning I wake up and go fight for my neighbors. & # 39;
& # 39; It is my constitutional duty to supervise the executive. But it's my moral duty to fight for my voters, & he added.
The monitoring committee, headed by Cummings, is one of the parliamentary panels with ongoing investigations that will determine whether it will recommend the camber to investigate the president's accusation.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi, born in Baltimore and the daughter of a former mayor of Baltimore, defended Cummings on Saturday.
& # 39; @RepCummings is a congress and country champion for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore and a highly valued colleague. We all reject racist attacks on him and support his steadfast leadership, & she tweeted.
Trump took her tweet as an opportunity to criticize the congresswoman, her district, and call her a racist.
Nancy Pelosi defended Cummings on Twitter and claimed that he was a & # 39; patriot & # 39; and Trump & # 39; s attacks on him & # 39; racist & # 39; caling
Trump used her defense as an opportunity to attack the House Speaker and her district, including San Francisco
Trump shot back to Pelosi and said: “There is nothing wrong with bringing the obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done very badly for his district and the city of Baltimore & # 39;
& # 39; Please leave Nancy Pelosi, recently called racist by those in her own party, that there is nothing wrong with the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very bad job for his district and city Baltimore. Take a look, facts speak louder than words! & # 39; Trump Tweeted.
& # 39; Speaking of serious failure, someone has seen what happens to the Nancy Pelosi district in San Francisco, & # 39; he asked. & # 39; It's not even recognizable lately. Something needs to be done before it's too late. The Dems must stop wasting time at the Witch Hunt Hoax and focus on our country! & # 39;
He probably referred to the homeless crisis in San Francisco which, according to a January count, counted more than 8,000 homeless people on the street.
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