Over the weekend, President Trump took to Twitter and launched a storm of tweets criticizing Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-Md.) for failing to represent his constituents.
Trump tweeted calling his 7th District "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," wrote Trump, who then labelled the whole feud as "King Elijah's Baltimore Fail."
....As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. 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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
If the Democrats are going to defend the Radical Left “Squad” and King Elijah’s Baltimore Fail, it will be a long road to 2020. The good news for the Dems is that they have the Fake News Media in their pocket!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
Rep. Cummings' defenders in the media and the Democratic Party immediately went to the default Democrat rebuttal and labeled the president a racist -- even though the "disaster" decline of Baltimore has been written about before.
.@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. #ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot https://t.co/2LG8AuQrHh— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 27, 2019
From the rat-infested streets to one of the highest murders per capita rates in the nation, Trump pointed out the Third World conditions in Baltimore, conditions that had been backed up by reporting from Fox News.
Even a former mayor of Baltimore had some not too kind words for the state of many Baltimore neighborhoods as she walked through them.
.@MayorPugh50, 50th Mayor Of #Baltimore said this about an East Baltimore neighborhood:— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) July 28, 2019
-"What the hell? We should just take all this shit down.”
-"Whoa, you can smell the rats."
-“Oh, my God, you can smell the dead animals.”
For more: https://t.co/4aVtxFGHoK pic.twitter.com/piw0hf8ecU
President Trump tweeted and re-tweeted multiple examples of the conditions in Baltimore. The president didn't take the attacks of racism lying down as he would tweet out saying Rep. Cummings was the racist and that his “radical oversight is a joke!"
If racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself, perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership. His radical “oversight” is a joke!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard! The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
Under the Trump Administration, African American unemployment is the lowest (best) in the history of the United States. No President has come close to doing this before! I also created successful Opportunity Zones. Waiting for Nancy and Elijah to say, “Thank you, Mr. President!”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
(Cover Photo: Flickr / Gage Skidmore)