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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., denounced on Saturday what they described as a “racist” attack of President Trump on Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., – after the President, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee a “brutal tyrant” and said his Baltimore district, was “dangerous” as the southern border.
“Rep. Cummings is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore and a deeply valued colleague,” she tweeted. “We all reject racist attacks against him and the support of his steadfast leadership.”
TRUMP SLAMS ‘BRUTAL BULLY’ ELIJAH CUMMINGS, CLAIMS BALTIMORE DISTRICT IS ‘DANGEROUS’ AS THE BORDER
Pelosi was responding to a tweet from President Trump earlier Saturday in which he criticized, Cummings, and his district called a “disgusting rats and rodent infested mess.”
“Rep Elijah Cummings was a brutal tyrant, yelling and screaming to the great men and women of the Border Patrol on the conditions on the Southern border, when in fact, his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” he tweeted on Saturday morning.
Trump was apparently referring to Cummings’ questioning of the border guards, in his role as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee. This month, he screamed at the acting Homeland Security chief Kevin McAleenan of the Department was doing its “best said,” when it comes to the humanitarian crisis at the border.
“What does that mean? What this means, if a child is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower? Come on, man,” he cried.
House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., waits to start a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019, at the White house Advisor, Kelly Anne Conway against the Hatch Act. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump said that the standard run camp on the border of “clean, efficient and well, just very full,” before he said: “no man would want to live” in Cummings’ district.
“Why is it so sent a lot of money, to Elijah Cummings, district, if it as the worst-run and very dangerous, anywhere in the United States. No man would want to live there. Where is all this money? How much is stolen? The investigation of this corrupt mess immediately!”
Pelosi’s description of the tweet as “racist” is the latest race-related controversy over Trump’s tweeted the weekend. Democrats in this month, condemned the racist attack by Trump on four freshman women in the Congress were known as “The team.”
“Why don’t you go back and fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then you come back and show us how it’s done”, he tweeted.
The President later confirmed that he was referring to Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley — all of which, except Omar, have been in the United States was born. Omar was born in Somalia, but is an American citizen.
The Democrat-controlled house of representatives later formally Trump’s condemned the comments as “racist.”
Cummings said last week on ABC News that there is “no doubt” that Trump is a racist. On Saturday, he latest outbreak responded Trump, but did not make any reference to racism — they say instead that it is fighting its constitutional obligation to carry out the supervision of the Executive, and his moral obligation to his voters.
“Just yesterday I had a hearing on the skyrocketing prices for prescription drugs, and the financial hardships, the families in the entire nation, and in Baltimore,” he tweeted.
He went on to say that he wanted to have the problem with the trump card, and referred to a conversation in the year 2017 of the legislation to lower drug prices.
Baltimore mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, meanwhile, said in a statement that it was “completely unacceptable for the political leaders of our country to denigrate a vibrant, American city, like Baltimore, and to brutally attack US representative Elijah Cummings, a patriot and a hero.”
“Mr. trump-the rhetoric is hurtful and harmful to the people he swore to represent you,” he said.
Fox News, Gregg Re, and Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.