Trump's comments hung in the air for days, sparking another spark of talk about the president's racial rhetoric. The Republicans were largely silent, including Meadows, whose cordial relationship with Cumming raises questions about his reluctance to defend his friend.
No one works harder for his district than Elijah and no, Elijah is not a racist, "Santorum read aloud, declaring the president dismissed as a racist and promising Meadows" to go to Baltimore with President Trump See what they can do to solve some of the problems they have there. "
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"I told him that it's times like these where you know what you're made of," Love told CNN.
Still, Meadows took his time. At a White House public event on Monday, he ignored CNN's questions about Trump's tweets, in which Trump dismissed Cummings as a "brutal bully" and described his district as a "very dangerous and dirty place." Trump also said that "no one wants to live in the district", which is 59% black.
"I have a good relationship with Meadows, we are not in agreement on probably 85% of the issues, but he is not uncomfortable," Cummings told reporters last December. "So we can sit down and work things out that we agree on, and he's always kept a high level of courtesy, and I do not understand how to do anything, if that's not the case."
Asked if Meadows has talked to Cummings since Trump's tweets, a Meadows spokesman declined to comment. Cummings did not respond to CNN's request for comment.
Love, one of the few black Republicans who served in Congress in recent years, hopes Republicans will talk about Trump's rhetoric against Cummings. "I really believe that this will only be kept in check when people like Mark Meadows say that's not who we are," she said.
Very few Republicans have denounced Trump's comments. Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican who criticized the president, described the tweets about Cummings and Baltimore as "outrageous and inappropriate". Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, who was close to Trump, said the tweets were a "bad idea".
The Republicans in particular had to contend with racist and racist comments by President Trump, including tweets in which Trump made four remarks a few weeks ago members of the Democratic House of Color, all of whom are American citizens, three of whom are in the United States States were born, should "return" to their home countries. Love says she believes her former colleagues at the Republican House conference did not vote Trump's comments on Cummings and Baltimore. "But silence is in a way an excuse," she said.