U.S. President Donald Trump asked Black politician Elijah Cummings to clean his “rat and rodent infested” district after he subpoenaed the White House and Ivanka Trump.
Trump’s target in a series of early morning tweets was U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, who has called Trump a racist and sharply criticized his immigration policies. The majority African-American district has been a Democratic stronghold since 1953.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to Trump by calling Cummings a champion for civil rights and economic justice and added in a tweet, “We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership.”
Trump hit back at Pelosi Sunday saying, “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.” Continue reading