House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings D-Md. Said on Sunday he had "no doubt" that President Trump was racist in the ongoing controversy surrounding the president's tweets over four congressional women.
When Cummings talked about ABC's "This Week," he said "no doubt" when asked if he considered Trump racist.
"When I hear these things, I take them back," Cummings said of segregation in the 1960s. Cummings then compared the president's tweets, which called for four colored congressmen – all US citizens – to return to his own experiences in Baltimore in the 1
Hillary Clinton attacks Trumpf via Tweet, which targets progressive congressional women.
"I heard the same kind of songs: 'Go home, you do not belong here. "Cummings said. "I am not the only person of skin color who has had such experiences."
Cummings defended the four progressive lawmakers – Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota – because he "is just trying to bring excellence to the government." All legislators, with the exception of Omar, are represented on the Supervisory Committee.
"I interact with them every day. These are women who love their country, "said Cummings. "They work very hard and want to move us to a more perfect union that our Founding Fathers talked about."
Trump's spit with the four convention women – collectively known as "The Squad" – dominated headlines with House House last week to condemn the President for his comments while Trump refused to resign.
At the North Carolina rally on Wednesday, the crowd shouted, "Send them back!" about Omar. Trump paused during his speech and looked at the scene. The next day he said that he did not approve of the song and tried to stop it.
Ocasio-Cortez beat Trump on Saturday and said he enjoyed listening to the songs "Send Them Back".
"We're going to stay here, we'll go there," Ocasio-Cortezsaid, who shares her response to Trump's suggestion that American immigration citizens "go back" with voters in a Queens town hall. "We're not going anywhere . "
Omar was defiant even after the rally and told reporters at the Capitol that she considered the president a" fascist "and viewed the confrontation as a struggle for" what this country really should be. " "We will continue to be a nightmare for this president because his politics is a nightmare for us, we are not scared off, we are not afraid," she said to a cheering crowd who welcomed her like a local heroine in the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport when she returned from Washington.
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Trump's allies distanced themselves from the singing and resented the voters who could close them down in next year's elections and beyond ,
Trump defended the Rallygoers as "patriots" on Friday, again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers.
When White House reporters asked if he was dissatisfied with the crowd on Wednesday night, Trump said, "These are incredible people, they are unbelievable patriots, but I'm unhappy when a congressman says, 'I'll.' be the nightmare of the president. "
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.