Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, defended Donald Trump's attacks on Elijah Cummings district, including Baltimore, and claimed that the tweets were not racially motivated.
Mulvaney told Fox News on Sunday morning that the tweets & # 39; had absolutely nothing to do with race & # 39 ;, and instead reflected the reality that the House Oversight chairman spends more time accusing Trump than to helping those in his home district.
& # 39; Look, I was in Congress for six years, & # 39; said the acting chief of staff. & # 39; If I had poverty in my district like in Baltimore, if I had crime in my district like in Chicago, if I had homelessness in my district like in San Francisco, and I spent all my time in Washington DC behind this Mueller investigation, this bizarre crusade, I would be fired. & # 39;
& # 39; And I think the president is right to raise that, it has absolutely nothing to do with racing, & # 39; Mulvaney concluded.
White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended Donald Trump's attacks against Elia Cummings and his district, which is predominantly black, claiming that they were not racially motivated remarks
& # 39; I think the president is right to raise that, it has absolutely nothing to do with race & # 39 ;, Mulvaney told Fox News on Sunday about attacks on both Cummings and the so-called & # 39; team & # 39;
Donald Trump committed attacks on Cummings in a series of tweets in recent days and claimed that the district of the Oversight president, including Baltimore, & # 39; disgusting & # 39; is, & # 39; afflicted rodent & # 39; And claims that no one would want to live there
Cummings is the chairman of one of the house committees that recommends the Chamber to start the charges against Trump.
In a series of tweets from the past few days, Trump has criticized Baltimore in an attempt to illustrate that Cummings should be more focused on improving the situation for those in his district than prosecuting Robert Mueller's report on Russia.
The president called the American city & # 39; disgusting & # 39; and & # 39; rats and rodents infected & # 39 ;, claiming that Cummings has spent very little time in Congress to improve the situation for the city he represents.
& # 39; So sad that Elia Cummings has done so little for the people of Baltimore, & # 39; he tweeted Saturday, a few days after Mueller had testified on Capitol Hill.
& # 39; Statistically, Baltimore is in last place in almost every major category, & # 39; he went on. & # 39; Cummings has done nothing but dry-milk Baltimore, but the audience is being made aware of the poor work it does! & # 39;
Cummings is the head of one of the house committees investigating Trump in an attempt to recommend the chamber vote when initiating removal proceedings against the president
Trump appeared on his defense on Sunday and shot back at Pelosi, who defended Cummings, saying: & there is nothing wrong with the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings did very badly for his district and the city of Baltimore & # 39;
Mulvaney also defended Trump's attacks on four underage freshman congress women, claiming that they were not motivated by racism
Members of Congress said that Trump told them to go back & # 39; to their country of origin & # 39; racist & # 39; and xenophobic. From left to right: Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Trump has been criticized because his attacks on congressmen are racially motivated, Cummings is a black representative and a majority of Baltimore, more than 60 percent, is black or African-American.
Mulvaney also defended Trump's attacks on & # 39; the team & # 39; of four minority congress women, who are chastised as a racist attack.
Trump told representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley to go back & # 39; and to fix their country of origin instead of trying to impose their progressive ideals in American politics.
The congress women responded by the president a & # 39; racist & # 39; and & # 39; xenophobe & # 39; and called for his immediate deposition.
& # 39; When the president attacks AOC plus three, when he & # 39; the team is attacking & # 39; he is accused of being racist, & # 39; Mulvaney complained to Fox on Sunday morning. & # 39; When Nancy Pelosi does it a few days later, links and many members of the media … in defense of Nancy, how impossible it could be racist, that she just attacked her ideas.
& # 39; The president does the same, & # 39; he claimed.
Mulvaney has been serving as chief of staff at the White House since January 2, 2019, shortly after John Kelly left his post after several clashes with the president.
No former replacement has been appointed.
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