Saturday President Trump took to Twitter to attack House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
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. His district is considered the Worst in the USA……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
….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
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
The first three tweets came before 8 o’clock Saturday morning. At 11 a.m. Saturday morning Cummings responded.
Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors.— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 27, 2019
It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.
Just yesterday, I held a hearing on the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs and the financial hardships that families across the nation, and in Baltimore, are facing.— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 27, 2019
Mr. President, we can address this together. Two years ago, I went to the White House to ask you to endorse my bill to let the government negotiate directly for lower drug prices.— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 27, 2019
You told me then that you supported the legislation and that you would work with me to make it happen. I took you at your word.https://t.co/bcfyQgXwm4— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 27, 2019
President Trump doubled down by five o’clock Saturday evening.
Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through “Oversight.” He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district! Take a look…. #BlacksForTrump2020 https://t.co/seNVESZUht— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
.@RepCummings, why don’t you focus on your district!? pic.twitter.com/F3Ej0Z21PZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
.@RepCummings — your district! https://t.co/JV4SF8ykCT— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
So sad that Elijah Cummings has been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore. 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
For what it’s worth.
The editorial board for the Baltimore Sun, responded to President Trump’s attacks.
They conclude their article by writing:
Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.Baltimore Sun Editorial Board.
Watch every second of this.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 27, 2019
h/t @joshscampbell pic.twitter.com/P8moCRFoxf
As the Sunday shows once again focused on the racist nature of the tweets that attacked another Congressperson of color, the President triple-downed on his attacks.
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…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
….a look, the facts speak far louder than words! 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
“Elijah Cummings has had his chance to address it (crime & conditions in Baltimore) for decades, and he hasn’t gotten it done.” @PeteHegseth @foxandfriends How can he get it done when he just wants to use his Oversight Committee to hurt innocent people and divide our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
Once again, he used UK’s Katie Hopkins, a known white nationalist, and racist, to prove he wasn’t being racist.
Trump: Baltimore is a violent place.— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) July 28, 2019
(Highest homicide rate in USA / @BaltimorePolice civilian employee assaulted in street/ proper sh*thole)
Tweet a close up pic of a flower / share a hashtag. Feel better. #WeAreBaltimore
For more on Katie Hopkins @ SnipBytes.
Trump Quote-Tweets UK Racist Katie Hopkins, Trying to Prove He’s Not Racist https://t.co/8GC1HNSbk3— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) July 20, 2019
There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
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
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
President Trump’s Acting Chief of Staff Mike Mulvaney attempted to defend his tweets on Sunday.
CHRIS WALLACE: There’s a clear pattern of Trump using the term “infested” to refer to black communities— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 28, 2019
MICK MULVANEY: You’re spending way too much time reading between the lines
CW: I’m not reading between the lines. I’m reading the lines
MM: That’s what POTUS does. He fights pic.twitter.com/Kp7AzhzYin
Poverty Rates— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) July 28, 2019
MD-7: 11.5% https://t.co/RPyFyEDf6n
Republican Senator from Florida, Rick Scott also attempted to defend the President’s tweets.
CHUCK TODD: Senator, do you think Trump’s racial tweets are good politics?@SenRickScott: Well, Rep Cummings attacked our border agents— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 28, 2019
T: So that justifies a racial resentment tweet?
SCOTT: Look, I didn’t do the tweets. I’m disappointed in Rep Cummings pic.twitter.com/xxrq9a77Th
For Monday the President has tweeted 10 times so far.
Good luck with the book George, should do well! https://t.co/Rdti0VyFLd— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
George Papadopoulos as the News Blender explained was arrested in July 27th, 2017, in connection to the Special Counsel Robert Mueller Russian Election Interference Investigation, he later pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI and cooperated with the investigators.
At the time President Trump and team distanced themselves from Papadopoulos, saying he was a “low level volunteer.”
The Fake News is working overtime. As Paul Manaforts lawyer said, there was “no collusion” and events mentioned took place long before he…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017
….came to the campaign. Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017
Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo called Papadopoulos, a “coffee boy,” when asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo about Papadopoulos and his role as Foreign Adviser for the Trump campaign.
The tweet that President Trump quoted on Monday was sent in March of 2019. The President also re-tweeted a Sunday tweet from George.
Message to the house democrats: time to legislate not investigate. The only investigations that should be going on right now are by:— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) July 28, 2019
Barr, Durham, Horowitz and Huber.
Day 3 of his attacks on Cummings and Baltimore now include Rev. Al Sharpton.
I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He “loved Trump!” He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops! https://t.co/ZwPZa0FWfN— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old Bull…Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain & protest. Nothing will get done for the people in need. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 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
Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events. He would say, “it’s a personal favor to me.” Seldom, but sometimes, I would go. It was fine. He came to my office in T.T. during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he was talking about me. Just a conman at work!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
According to the Washington Post, Al Sharpton and former RNC Chairman and Maryland’s first black lieutenant governor, Michael Steele, held a planned press conference ahead of a meeting at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore where they were meeting to discuss, “the African American economic agenda and a breakfast focused on “Reversing the Economic Erosion of Home Ownership in Black Communities.”
During the press conference Sharpton defend Cummings and attacked the President calling him a “child,” adding that the President can’t handle criticism.
Trump says I’m a troublemaker & con man. I do make trouble for bigots. If he really thought I was a con man he would want me in his cabinet.— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) July 29, 2019
The E.U. and China will further lower interest rates and pump money into their systems, making it much easier for their manufacturers to sell product. In the meantime, and with very low inflation, our Fed does nothing – and probably will do very little by comparison. Too bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
The Federal Reserve Bank is scheduled to meet starting Tuesday and concluding on Wednesday. They are expected to lower interest rates, but it’s unclear according to multiple media sources by how much.
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
….even to new heights of success and glory, but not with King Elijah and that crew. When the leaders of Baltimore want to see the City rise again, I am in a very beautiful oval shaped office waiting for your call!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
For what it’s worth the current Governor of Maryland is Republican Larry Hogan.
In 2015 Senator from Vermont while running for President held a press conference after visiting Baltimore, in his statement Sanders says, “anyone who took the walk that we took, around this neighborhood, would not think we were in a wealthy nation. You would think your in a third world country.”
According to The Hill, Sanders past statement resurfaced on Fox News over the weekend.
The Fed “raised” way too early and way too much. Their quantitative tightening was another big mistake. While our Country is doing very well, the potential wealth creation that was missed, especially when measured against our debt, is staggering. We are competing with other…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
….countries that know how to play the game against the U.S. That’s actually why the E.U. was formed….and for China, until now, the U.S. has been “easy pickens.” The Fed has made all of the wrong moves. A small rate cut is not enough, but we will win anyway!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
More pressure for the Fed’s to lower interest rates and resume QE….from the President who totes the American Economy as the bestest ever in the history of the world.
From the “there is always a tweet” file.
Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015
President Obama, you have a big job to do. Go to Baltimore and bring both sides together. With proper leadership, it can be done! Do it.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015
@TheRevAl @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/VzAPDwP6nE" Al Sharpton loves "Trump" because he knows I get him, others don't! Check out picture.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2014
In between his tweets attacking Cummings and Baltimore residents, the President took to Twitter to explain that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats would be stepping down August 15th.
He also confirmed the New York Times reporting that he would be nominating Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to fill the position, an Acting head has not been named.
I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
….be leaving office on August 15th. I would like to thank Dan for his great service to our Country. The Acting Director will be named shortly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
This post will be updated within reason.