Donald Trump's assistant Lynne Patton asks what Baltimore has done with his financial help

An assistant to President Trump said the Baltimore region has wasted billions of dollars in federal government grants.

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"In 2018, President Trump only gave $ 16 billion to the Elijah Cummings district in federal grants," said Lynne Patton, a regional administrator at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fox news on Monday.

"We have given more money to homeless funds to Baltimore than the previous government," and "community development grants," Patton said.

She then took Cummings and the city council, including mayor Bernard Young, to the question: "What do you actually do with the money, so that it benefits the community instead of deep, crooked politicians? & # 39;

Lynne Patton, a regional administrator at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, accused Baltimore leadership of wasting billions in federal aid from the Trump government

Lynne Patton, a regional administrator at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, accused Baltimore leadership of wasting billions in federal aid from the Trump government

Patton made the remarks amid the simmering feud between President Trump and home representative Elijah Cummings (above), the chairman of the Home Surveillance Committee

Patton made the remarks amid the simmering feud between President Trump and home representative Elijah Cummings (above), the chairman of the Home Surveillance Committee

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Patton made the remarks amid the simmering feud between President Trump and home representative Elijah Cummings (above), the chairman of the Home Surveillance Committee

On Monday, the president continued to critically tweet about Cummings, the democrat representing the seventh congressional district of Maryland

On Monday, the president continued to critically tweet about Cummings, the democrat representing the seventh congressional district of Maryland

On Monday, the president continued to critically tweet about Cummings, the democrat representing the seventh congress district of Maryland

& # 39; Elia Cummings never even went to the southern border and then shouts at the very good people who, despite congresses (sic) who have not solved the loopholes and asylum, make it work (crossings are far down and the wall is being built), & the president tweeted Monday.

& # 39; Elia Cummings never even went to the southern border and then shouts at the very good people who, despite congresses (sic) who have not solved the loopholes and asylum, make it work (crossings are far down and the wall is being built), & the president tweeted Monday.

& # 39; Elia Cummings never even went to the southern border and then shouts at the very good people who, despite congresses (sic) who have not solved the loopholes and asylum, make it work (crossings are far down and the wall is being built), & the president tweeted Monday.

Trump then tweeted: & # 39; The Baltimore figures are the worst in the United States in terms of crime and economy. & # 39;

Trump then tweeted: & # 39; The Baltimore figures are the worst in the United States in terms of crime and economy. & # 39;

Trump then tweeted: & # 39; The Baltimore figures are the worst in the United States in terms of crime and economy. & # 39;

Trump then tweeted a quote from Kimberly Klacik, a Republican and Baltimore resident. "I don't know what it takes," the quote says. "Many Democratic cities across America look like this, unfortunately it's not just Baltimore."
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Trump then tweeted a quote from Kimberly Klacik, a Republican and Baltimore resident. "I don't know what it takes," the quote says. "Many Democratic cities across America look like this, unfortunately it's not just Baltimore."

Trump then tweeted a quote from Kimberly Klacik, a Republican and Baltimore resident. "I don't know what it takes," the quote says. "Many Democratic cities across America look like this, unfortunately it's not just Baltimore."

The Cummings district received slightly less than $ 15.7 billion in grants, benefits, and other resources from the federal government during fiscal year 2018, according to Baltimore Sun..

The district, which covers just over half of Baltimore City, most of most African-American areas of Baltimore County, and most of Howard County, is better off than the government claims.

The district is the second richest black district in the country, with an average family income of $ 58,000, according to data journalist Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com.

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Silver quoted data from the Largest American cities website.

Patton was appointed to her current position after helping lead the charity foundation of Eric Trump and working closely with Trump family members for eight years.

Patton oversaw millions of dollars as a vice president at the Eric Trump Foundation, a charity effort that Eric Trump suspended after his father won the White House.

She forged close friendships and ties with Trump family members in different roles – and made a 5 minute video during the campaign in which Donald Trump was passionately defended against & # 39; repeated and reprehensible & # 39; attempts to connect him with & # 39; hate speech groups & # 39 ;.

Earlier on Monday, Trump turned to Father Al Sharpton, who traveled to Baltimore in the aftermath of the president's tweets focused on Cummings. Sharpton, seen above in Baltimore on Monday, shot Trump back & # 39; has a special poison for blacks and people of color & # 39;

Earlier on Monday, Trump turned to Father Al Sharpton, who traveled to Baltimore in the aftermath of the president's tweets focused on Cummings. Sharpton, seen above in Baltimore on Monday, shot Trump back & # 39; has a special poison for blacks and people of color & # 39;

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Earlier on Monday, Trump turned to Father Al Sharpton, who traveled to Baltimore in the aftermath of the president's tweets focused on Cummings. Sharpton, seen above in Baltimore on Monday, shot Trump back & # 39; has a special poison for blacks and people of color & # 39;

Her comments are the last salvo in the days when the feud between the president and his supporters on the one hand and officials and supporters of the Democratic Party on the other simmered.

In recent days, Trump has chosen Cummings, the Democratic congressman who heads the House Oversight Committee, for what he claims to have been dilapidated in the seventh Maryland congress district that he represents.

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The district covers half of Baltimore and the surrounding suburbs.

The president was slammed by racism critics after referring to Baltimore as "a rodent-damaged mess" where "no human" would want to live.

Trump has attacked Cummings, whose committee is investigating the administration.

On Monday, the president continued to post critical tweets from Cummings.

& # 39; Elia Cummings never even went to the southern border and then shouts at the very good people who, despite congresses (sic) who have not solved the loopholes and asylum, make it work (crossings are far down and the wall is being built), & the president tweeted Monday.

"Border even becomes strong with zero Dem help!"

Trump referred to a House Oversight Committee from earlier this month, in which Cummings Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of the home country, groped about circumstances in detention centers for migrants on the southern border.

Trump then tweeted: "Baltimore's figures are the worst in the United States in terms of crime and economy.

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"Billions of dollars have been pumped over the years, but to no avail.

& # 39; The money has been stolen or wasted. Ask Elia Cummings where it went.

"He should investigate himself with his Oversight Committee!"

Trump then tweeted a quote from Kimberly Klacik, a Republican and Baltimore resident.

"I don't know what it takes," the quote says.

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"Many Democratic cities across America look like this, unfortunately it's not just Baltimore."

Trump then tweeted: "Remember, vote for Trump, what should you … lose?" Best unemployment rates! "

The president addressed that comment to African-American voters, most of whom traditionally support Democrats.

The dispute over Baltimore has also confused Father Al Sharpton, the former civil rights leader who is now a commentator on the left-leaning cable network MSNBC.

Trump and Sharpton battled on Monday with the president who claimed he & # 39; whites and police & # 39; hatred, while the famous black activist arrived in Baltimore to defend Cummings and accused Trump of having & # 39; a specific poison for blacks and colored people & # 39 ;.

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Trump started the attack after Sharpton tweeted that he was on his way to Baltimore to defend the Democratic legislator after the president bailed him.

& # 39; I have known for 25 years. Went with him and Don King argued, it was always okay with each other. He & # 39; loved Trump! & # 39; He often asked me for favors. Although a scammer, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. I'm just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast / NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!, & Tweet the president.

His attack came shortly before Sharpton organized a press conference in Baltimore with the former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, an African-American politician who also served as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.

& # 39; He attacks everyone. I know Donald Trump. He is not mature enough to take criticism. He is like a child, & Sharon said during the event.

& # 39; But he has a special poison for blacks and people of color. He does not refer to any of his other opponents or critics as & # 39; infected & # 39 ;. He does not attack their districts. He attacks Nancy Pelosi. He attacks Chuck Schumer. He attacks other whites, but never said their districts or states are places where no one wants to live & he added.

The report claims that Trump's president, Tom Barrack, wanted to take advantage of the insistence on the president to make a plan with Saudi Arabia to build nuclear power plants

The report claims that Trump's president, Tom Barrack, wanted to take advantage of the insistence on the president to make a plan with Saudi Arabia to build nuclear power plants

The report claims that Trump's president, Tom Barrack, wanted to take advantage of the insistence on the president to make a plan with Saudi Arabia to build nuclear power plants

In an early morning, Twitter, Trump raged against Sharpton, Cummings and & # 39; the radical left team & # 39; – a group of democratic minorities from Alexandria consisting of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.

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The president also claimed that Sharpton apologized during a visit to the Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.

& # 39; Al Sharpton always asked me to go to his events. He would say: & # 39; it's a personal favor for me & # 39 ;. Rarely, but sometimes I would go. It was fine. He came to my office in T.T. during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he spoke about me. Just a scammer at work!, & Tweet the president.

Trump did not specify what Sharpton apologized for, but the activist was critical of Trump's campaign Politics when the Republican candidate has a & # 39; full contempt and disrespect for tackling & # 39; black voters and their issues.

Sharpton responded to the early morning attack with his own tweet and shared a 2006 photo with him, Trump, Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer James Brown.

& # 39; Trump at NAN Convention 2006 tells James Brown and Jesse Jackson why he respects my work. Now another tune, & he wrote.

He later tweeted: & # 39; Trump says I'm a troublemaker & scammer. I make problems for bigots. If he really thought I was a scammer, he would want me in his closet. & # 39;

And Sharpton told MSNBC on Monday morning that & # 39; I intend to create problems every time racists and fools move in any form, including the president. & # 39;

In the meantime, Cummings does not seem to be deterred by Trump's attacks.

Earlier on Monday, the Maryland republic released a congress report on Monday in which he accused the chairman of the inauguration committee of Donald Trump of trying to take financial advantage of pressuring Trump to close a deal with Saudi Arabia.

The release of the Democrat representative from the staff report for the Supervisory Committee concerning Tom Barrack is a new escalation in his feud with the president.

The report also comes on the same day The New York Times published an article about the ongoing efforts of federal investigators investigating Barrack's foreign contacts and how they might have influenced Trump's campaign, transition and early governance.

& # 39; Today's report reveals new and comprehensive evidence confirming the Committee's whistleblowers and showing how business and foreign interests use their unique access to advocate the transfer of US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia & # 39 ;, said Cummings about the new information.

According to the 50-page report, Barrack, a billionaire ally of Trump, pursued a plan to buy Westinghouse Electric Corp while trying to convince the president to make him a special envoy to the company that builds nuclear power plants promote in Saudi Arabia.

Trump sent several tweets that attacked the Oversight president and the city he represents in Congress

Trump sent several tweets that attacked the Oversight president and the city he represents in Congress

Trump sent several tweets that attacked the Oversight president and the city he represents in Congress

Barak failed to acquire Westinghouse and also failed to lobby to become a special envoy for Trump. However, the report reveals evidence that foreign interests could gain access to Trump through his allies and senior members of his administration.

& # 39; These new documents raise serious questions about whether the White House is willing to put the potential profit of the friends of the president above the national security of the American people and the universal goal of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons to post, & # 39; read the report.

According to the report, it relied on 60,000 documents and various statements from whistleblowers within the administration.

The report comes while several other investigations into the Trump government are continuing, even though Robert Mueller closed the special counsel's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

There are concerns from several house committees about the possibilities of foreign entities to influence this administration.

The Times report showed that federal investigators have already looked at whether Barrack allowed contacts in the Persian Gulf to edit the language of a speech Trump made on the campaign track.

Barrack coordinated with his contacts, including Emirati businessman Rashid al-Malik, to prepare a speech on energy policy that Trump wanted to prepare in May 2016. Al-Malik is close to the rulers of the United Arab Emirates.

Paul Manafort, Trump & # 39; s campaign president of 2016, emailed Barrack to ask if he was giving the speech by & # 39; our friends & # 39 ;, referring to these contacts in the Persian Gulf.

& # 39; Are you guiding this through our friends? & # 39; Manafort asked Barrack in a previously undisclosed e-mail, the Times reported.

The real estate and investment company of Manafort does business in the Middle East. The former Trump campaign president is now a convicted criminal.

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