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President Trump gave a sharp message Tuesday to the House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.: the actual supervision is required, the Congressman’s home district.
In an interview with reporters on the White house lawn, Trump was asked about the ongoing feud between he and Cummings, as Trump made derogatory remarks about Baltimore, which represents Cummings.
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“Take your Oversight Committee and go to Baltimore, you’ll be told a lot of learning,” Trump. This was after the President’s criticism by calling Baltimore doubling down on its past “the most unsafe city” in the United States, although 15 billion dollars in Federal funds.
The district received $15.7 billion in Federal aid in fiscal year 2018, Newsweek reported, after examining a USAspending.gov database.
“All this money to do it and look at it,” Trump said.
When a reporter noted that Cummings was not the mayor and not the full control, Trump claimed that Cummings, a constant for more than two decades, was.
“He is seen, these mayors get thrown … said, they are all friends of his” Trump.
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Democrats piled on with the accusation of racism to trump began to criticize Baltimore, according to Cummings, the officials came down hard on the administration, for the conditions on the southern border. Trump said the city was attacked for a “disgusting, rats and rodents in a mess.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted over the weekend, in support of Cummings.
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“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,” Pelosi said. “We all reject racist attacks against him and the support of his steadfast leadership.”
The President insists there was nothing racial about his comments.
“I’m just telling you the facts,” he told reporters on Tuesday.