President Trump’s two days of tweets ripping Rep. Elijah Cummings and his district as a “rat and rodent infested mess” introduced swift rebukes from Democratic lawmakers and a protection from his performing chief of workers Sunday.
“It’s unbelievable that we have now a president of the US who assaults American cities, who assaults Individuals, who assaults someone who’s a buddy of mine,” Sen. Bernie Sanders stated on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Elijah Cummings is one essentially the most respectable and excellent members of the Home of Representatives.”
Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, stated a president must be uniting the nation.
”Our job is to convey individuals collectively to enhance lifetime of all individuals, to not have a racist president who assaults individuals as a result of they’re African American. That could be a shame and that’s the reason we’re going to defeat this president,” he stated.
However performing Chief of Workers Mick Mulvaney stated Trump is simply retaliating towards Cummings, the chairman of the Home Oversight Committee, for criticizing performing Division of Homeland Safety Secretary Kevin McAleenan over the administration’s household separation coverage.
“The president didn’t prefer it. Does the president communicate hyperbolically? Completely. Have we seen such a response from him earlier than? Sure,” Mulvaney stated on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And you’ll once more as a result of he pushes again, he fights again when he appears like he’s attacked.”
“I perceive that all the things that Donald Trump says is offensive to some individuals,” Mulvaney added.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who was amongst 4 minority Democratic congresswomen attacked by Trump, stated he continues to trash American cities.
“Our president has a hate agenda. He doesn’t have a coverage agenda. That’s what he falls down on,” she stated on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Rep. Will Hurd, the one African-American Republican within the Home, stated Trump’s tweets about Cummings aren’t the identical because the “return” postings about Tlaib and her three colleagues — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley.
“I wouldn’t be doing these. I wouldn’t be tweeting this fashion,” the Texas Republican stated on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Chairman Cummings is somebody I labored with intently on every kind of laws,” Hurd stated. “He’s somebody that cares passionately about his group and has been working tirelessly his whole grownup life on behalf of his nation and his group and he’s somebody — he can defend himself.”
Mayor Invoice de Blasio, in the meantime, accused Trump of making an attempt “to distract individuals from the bigger actuality of this nation” along with his tweets.
“There’s a con-man actuality to Donald Trump — it’s a basic bait-and-switch concern each time. The true concern on this nation is that working individuals are caught economically. There’s great frustration on the market in working America that folk aren’t getting forward,” de Blasio, who can be a presidential hopeful, informed ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
Trump over the weekend has been unleashing his furor over Cummings, writing that he “has accomplished a really poor job for his district and the Metropolis of Baltimore.”
On Saturday, Trump informed Cummings that if he spent extra time in Baltimore “possibly he may assist clear up this very harmful & filthy place.”