‘Disgusting, rat infested mess!’ Trump triples down on criticism amid #WeAreBaltimore Twitterstorm
“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous.” President Donald Trump said in his first tweet on Saturday. “His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Unlike the “clean, efficient and well run” US southern border with Mexico, Maryland's 7th congressional district is just “filthy,” the president said.
Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.
Advising the African-American politician to spend more time in Baltimore, Trump spent most of Saturday tweeting footage of the problems faced by Cummings' constituents.
Cummings, who earlier accused Trump of racism for his attacks on Democratic congresswomen of color, responded to Trump’s harsh criticism in a rather weak manner, noting that he is active in his community and that his “constitutional duty [is] to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch.”
The Twitterati, some of them genuinely outraged Baltimoreans, rushed to defend the 68-year-old Democrat with the #WeAreBaltimore hashtag. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led the charge, calling Trump “racist.”
.@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. #ElijahCummingsIsAPatriothttps://t.co/2LG8AuQrHh— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 27, 2019
Elijah Cummings grew up facing racist bullies like Trump and learned to confront them with qualities unknown to Trump: courage and integrity. The great people of Baltimore have something Trump craves but will never have as he degrades the Office of the President: dignity.— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) July 27, 2019
Others said Baltimore does have problems that need to be fixed, and the fact that Rep. Cummings happens to be African-American does not make Trump a “racist.”
More trash. More concerned residents. People live in the home with the silver van. This is @RepCummings district. This has nothing to do with race. Let us all pray the city removes the trash & install cameras to catch the individuals dumping on the property. #WestBaltimorepic.twitter.com/CCaRH5c0aO— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 27, 2019
Look. Problems need the light of truth shown on them. This makes people uncomfortable. Good. Some of our cities, communities/leaders need to get their act together so our people are not living like this. Instead of wasting energy just trying to hold onto power. #WestBaltimorehttps://t.co/UvvR6VNiX8— JZHughes (@zeeteacher) July 28, 2019
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