WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior White House advocate defends the derogatory tweets of President Donald Trump about an influential black Democratic congressman and his district in Baltimore as a legitimate response to the legislature's criticism of the administration's border policy.
Deputy Chief of Staff Mick Laut Mulvaney was angry with Trump for what he believed to be imprecise statements by Rep. Elijah Cummings on children's detention conditions at the US-Mexico border. If he hears such lies, he will fight back. "
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At a hearing last week, Cummings accused a top official of reporting on dirty, overcrowded border installations f to be wrongly called unfounded.
Mulvaney denies that Trump's Twitter comments were racist on Saturday, and says Trump would criticize any lawmaker who spoke unfairly about his policies.