nearvideo trump renewed attacks on Rep. Cummings, Baltimore, after Democrat criticism
The President and his supporters on a double critique of the conditions of Baltimore and the democratic leadership in the city; Mark Meredith reports from the White house.
President Trump on Tuesday said the people of Baltimore, specifically in African-American communities, to call and “thank” him for exposing the “corruption” in Baltimore, in the midst of the days-long controversy over his criticism of the city and its Democratic management.
The President has been locked in a feud with the Republic of Elijah Cummings, D-Md., for days after he attacked Baltimore called—that is, in Cummings’ district—a “disgusting, rats and rodents in a mess.”
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Trump, in front of the White house in Jamestown, Virginia. Tuesday, was asked whether he believed that he “hurt” his remarks about Baltimore. The President scoffed that he was, instead, “help” themselves.
“I think I will help me, as I have pointed out, the corruption in Baltimore,” Trump responded. “The White house and I received more calls from the people of Baltimore and other cities, to thank me.”
“People are in hell the life of Baltimore—they are, in essence, is African-American. They really appreciated what I do and you have to let me know. They appreciate it,” Trump continued, touting that the unemployment rate for African-Americans was “the lowest in the history of our country” under his administration.
“What I’ve done for African-Americans, I would say, no President has done,” Trump said, describing the management of the successful criminal justice reform. “You are so happy about what I do in the situation in Baltimore and other Democrat cities are corrupt…they are so grateful that they called me and said someone finally tells the truth.”
The President went on to say that he feels “so sorry” for the people in Baltimore, and that “if you ask me, we will be involved in.”
He added: “African-American people love the job I’m doing, because I am not in favour of the politicians work.”
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The Baltimore controversy came after Cummings border patrol officials criticized during a House Oversight Committee hearing last week. Trump, over the weekend, claiming that the conditions in Baltimore were “dangerous” than those on the border, and said that “no man would ever want to live there.”
Democrats immediately Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif collected at Cummings’ side, including the House., born in Baltimore, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Trump accused of being a racist.
On Monday, Rev. Al Sharpton, a MSNBC host, joined the conversation, tweeting that he would travel to Baltimore remarks to address Trump’s and “bi-partisan outrage in the black community” about them. Trump fired back, calling Sharpton a “con man”.
“I am the least racist person that Trump said nobody” on Tuesday. “Al Sharpton is a racist.”
Trump then went on to suggest that Cummings, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, review the conditions and corruption in the city.
“Cummings, should its oversight committee, and take you down to the Baltimore study, which had been stolen billions and billions of dollars,” Trump said. “You should take that lovely waste of an oversight committee, and take a look at Baltimore and other Democrat-run cities”.
Cummings’ Committee, although, is the leading multiple trump-focused studies—including a in the security clearance process in the White house, and in Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the use of private E-Mail accounts, during the conduct of official business administration.