Donald Trump accused Reverend Al Sharpton by hating & # 39; whites and agents & # 39; in an early Monday morning Twitter tirad in which he also doubled on his criticism of Elia Cummings.
Sharpton tweeted that he was on his way to defend Baltimore and the Democratic legislator after Trump attacked both, causing the president to return to the prominent African-American civil rights activist.
& # 39; I have known for 25 years. Went with him and Don King argued, it was always okay with each other. He "loved Trump!" 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 was to organize a press conference in Baltimore with former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.
& # 39; Al Sharpton always asked me to go to his events. He would say, "It's a personal favor for me." Rarely, but sometimes I went. 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!, & The president tweeted from him.
Donald Trump fell Rev. Al Sharpton in an early morning storm
Sharpton responded with his own tweet and shared a photo from 2006 with him, Trump, Reverend 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.
Trump then returned to his criticism of Cummings, whose House Commission investigates its administration and business interests. He sent more than a dozen tweets during the weekend and attacked the 13-year-old congressman and his hometown of Baltimore.
The president, who often challenges political rivals, chases monikers, called Cummings & # 39; King Elia & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Baltimore, under the leadership of Elia Cummings, has the worst crime statistics in the nation. 25 years of talking, no action! So tired of listening to the same old bull … Then Pastor Al will appear to complain and protest. Nothing is being done for those in need. Sad !, he tweeted.
And then he added: & # 39; If the Democrats have the Radical Left & # 39; Squad & # 39; and King Elijah & # 39; s going to defend Baltimore Fail, it's a long way to 2020. The good news for the Dems is that they have the Fake News Media in their pocket! & # 39;
Cummings is chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee investigate different areas with regard to Trump including supervision of his administration; security clearances for its staff, including those for President Ivanka's daughter and her husband Jared Kushner; possible ties with Russia from the 2016 campaign; any violation of the Emoluments Clause prohibiting officials from benefiting financially from their government job; immigration issues; national security issues and voting rights issues.
The Cummings Committee summoned White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who refused to appear before his panel, and last week voted to approve summonses for personal emails and texts used by official White House assistants, including Ivanka Trump and Kushner.
On Sunday, Trump defended his recent criticism of Elijah Cummings and Baltimore, Maryland, which falls in the district that represents the congressman, claiming that there is & # 39; nothing racist & # 39; was his comments.
Baltimore has, under the leadership of Elia Cummings, the worst crime statistics in the nation. 25 years of talking, no action! So tired of listening to the same old bull … Then Pastor Al will appear to complain and protest. Nothing is being done for those in need. Sad!
If the Democrats are going to defend the Radical Left "Squad" and the Baltimore Fail of King Elijah, it is a long way to 2020. The good news for the Dems is that they have the Fake News Media in their pocket!
& # 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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