In a series of Saturday morning tweets, President Trump suggested Rep. Elijah Cummings for criticizing the treatment of migrants on the southern border, claiming that Cummings' congressional district was one of the "worst runs and most dangerous in the world" United States , "
" Rep, Elijah Cummings was a brutal tyrant who cursed the grand men and women of Border Patrol for the conditions on the southern border when his district in Baltimore was, in fact, BAD and dangerous District is considered the worst in the US [Trump] said in the first of several tweets .
"As evidenced last week during a congressional tour, the borderline is clean, efficient and well managed. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, he might be able to help clean up this very dangerous and dirty place, "Mr. Trump continued, threatening to investigate the federal funds sent to Cumming's district, saying," No one would want to live there. "
While Cumming's district includes some parts of Baltimore, it also includes some of the richer parts of Maryland, and its district has an above-average median income compared to the rest of the US District also over 50% black, but Baltimore has been struggling with crime in recent years, with Baltimore's highest murder rate among the country's fifty largest cities in 201
Mr. Trump's tweets quickly came to indignation online and many asked why he would assume that the Black Representative would lead a filthy district, and it is unclear exactly what the attacks are to the Chairman of the powerful House Inspectorate and Reform Committee. However, Matthew Gertz of Media Matters reported that a segment that criticized Cummings and his district aired on Saturday morning in Fox & Friends, one of Mr. Trump's favorite cable news programs.
In a 1945 Baltimore-born CNN host Victor Blackwell noted that Mr. Trump frequently invokes infestations when referring to minority legislators, such as over four Progressive congress women tweeted "Go back to the" criminal places where they came from. "
" The president says about the district of Congressman Cummings that no one wants to live there. Do you know who did it, Mr. President? I did it. "Blackwell said, choking with emotion." There are undoubtedly challenges. But people are proud of their community. "
" I do not want to sound self-righteous, but people get up and go to work, take care of their families there, they love their kids who are loyal to the flag, just like people who live in districts of congressmen who support you, sir. They are also Americans, "Blackwell said.
In a statement Baltimore Mayor Bernard C said" Jack "Young said it was" unacceptable for the country's political leader to vilify a vibrant American city like Baltimore and the US Representative Elijah Cummings viciously attacked as patriots and heroes. "
Cummings answered Mr. Trump on Twitter in a series of tweets stating," Every morning I wake up and fight for my neighbors Cummings added that he held a hearing on skyrocketing pharmaceutical prices this week.
"Mr President, we can do this together. Two years ago, I went to the White House to ask you to approve my bill so the government can negotiate directly for lower drug prices, "Cummings wrote." They told me then that you supported the legislation and would work with me, to put them into action. I took your word for it, "he said in his last tweet, which was linked to a letter from House Democrats in 2017, expressing disappointment that Mr. Trump did not work with them, Cummings was a vocal critic of the treatment of migrants in prisons at the border, and his committeeearlier this month in his opening speech At this hearing, Cummings noted the reports of poor conditions for detained migrant children and asked the committee members to ask themselves, "Would you allow this to your own child?"
His committee also approved summonses for personal e-mails and texts written by leading White House advisors, including Daughter and Sc Hwiegersohns of Mr. Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, were used for official purposes.