President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks against Rep. Elijah Cummings for the third consecutive day Monday night, warning the chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee “should investigate himself.”
Government funds from Cumming’s decrepit West Baltimore district have been “stolen or wasted,” the president argued.
Trump also slammed the Maryland congressman Monday night for berating Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and border patrol officials while interrogating McAleenan during a committee hearing.
“Elijah Cummings never even went to the Southern Border and
then he screams at the very good people who, despite Congresses failure to fix
the Loopholes and Asylum, make it work,” Trump tweeted.
The Democrat Party’s cohorts in the media are eagerly coming to Cumming’s defense amid the president’s criticism, claiming Trump’s attacks on Cumming’s failed governing in Baltimore is predicated on racism.
The Huffington Post’s coverage of the president’s assessment warns Trump is “repeat[ing] baseless corruption claims.”
Left-wing rag Vox claims
Trump is employing “stereotypes about race and cleanliness” to harm black
people in an article titled, “How Trump used centuries-old racist trope to
The leftist co-hosts of The View are railing against the Republican Party for not repudiating the president’s controversial comments about Cummings and Baltimore, cautioning “young people that are interested in conservative ideals only see race-baiting.”
Yet, a resident of Baltimore name Michelle posted a video on social media substantiating Trump’s indictment of Cummings, detailing how the Democratic lawmaker “hasn’t done anything” for the people of his district.
“I’ve never heard anyone say anything about him [Cummings].
And everyone wants to talk about Donald Trump– Donald Trump this, Donald Trump
that. Why is this man over there taking care of people at the border?” she
“We’re hungry. We need a place to stay. We feel like we’re
in a ‘concentration camp,’ and it’s just sad. People worried more about them
than his own people,” she continued. “It’s just crazy.”
Trump retweeted the video with the caption: “@RepCummings—
Michelle posted a second video celebrating Trump’s acknowledgment,
declaring “Trump is not racist… I’m glad he put [Cummings] on blast.”
“So sad that Elijah Cummings has been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore,” Trump wrote in another tweet. “Statistically, Baltimore ranks last in almost every major category. Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry, but the public is getting wise to the bad job that he is doing!”
According to the FBI, Baltimore had the worst homicide rate among the nation’s 50 largest cities in 2017 and the second-highest crime rate overall.
As of 2019, the city has the second-highest murder rate in the country, behind St. Louis.