President Donald Trump is defending his verbal attack on the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings and has taken to Twitter to revile Nancy Pelosi and her district of San Francisco.
Trump sparked outrage on Saturday when he blasted Baltimore as a ‘disgusting, rodent-infested mess’ and Cummings as ‘brutal bully’, leading Speaker Pelosi and other Democrats to condemn the president for his harsh words.
But the president seemed unfazed and shifted his focus to Pelosi on Sunday writing, ‘Speaking of failing badly, has anyone seen what is happening to Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco’, adding ‘it’s not even recognizable lately’.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack Nancy Pelosi on Sunday, calling her a failure, a racist and her district in San Francisco ‘unrecognizable’
Trump turned up his defenses on Sunday, firing back at Pelosi saying, ‘There is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore’
On Saturday Nancy Pelosi, who was born in Baltimore and is the daughter of a former Baltimore Mayor, came to Cummings’ defense on Twitter.
‘@RepCummings is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague. We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership,’ she tweeted.
But Trump took her tweet as a chance to criticize her and call her a racist.
‘Someone please explain to Nancy Pelosi, who was recently called racist by those in her own party, that there is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore. Just take a look, facts speak far louder than words!’
‘Speaking of failing badly, has anyone seen what is happening to Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco. It is not even recognizeable lately. Something must be done before it is too late. The Dems should stop wasting time on the Witch Hunt Hoax and start focusing on our Country!
He was likely referencing San Francisco’s homelessness crisis that counted over 8,000 homeless people in the streets, according to a January tally.
Trump was slammed by Pelosi and other Democrats for his attack on Baltimore which he called ‘disgusting’ and said ‘no human being would want to live there’
President Donald Trump has slammed Rep. Elijah Cummings (above) as ‘a brutal bully,’ saying that the congressman’s Baltimore district is a ‘rat and rodent infested mess’
Trump also blasted Democrats for ‘playing the Race Card’ and making him out to be a racist for his digs at Cummings, who is black.
‘The Democrats always play the Race Card, when in fact they have done so little for our Nation’s great African American people. Now, lowest unemployment in U.S. history, and only getting better. Elijah Cummings has failed badly!’ he tweeted.
Trump first launched his Twitter attack on Cummings on Saturday after he criticized conditions at the Southern border.
The outraged president defended the border detention centers as ‘clean, efficient and well run, just very crowded’, calling the camps superior to Cummings’ own district in Maryland.
Trump blasted Rep Cummings on Saturday after he criticized the conditions of detainment centers at the Southern Border
‘Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,’ Trump tweeted.
‘Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!’ he added.
Cummings responded to Trump’s insults saying, ‘Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors.’
‘It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents,’ he added.
Following Trump’s attacks several Democrats have come to Cummings’ defense. Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young blasted Trump for his words saying: ‘Mr. Trump, you are a disappointment to the people of Baltimore, our country, and to the world’