President Trump Continues Twitter Attacks on Baltimore, Expands to San Francisco

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President Trump Continues Twitter Attacks on Baltimore, Expands to San Francisco
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President Trump Continues Twitter Attacks on Baltimore, Expands to San Francisco
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President Trump isn’t backtracking from his weekend feud with Rep. Elijah Cummings. The President spent Saturday and Sunday bashing the congressman and his district in Baltimore. Early Sunday morning, the president broadened his attacks to include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her district in San Francisco.

The feud between President Trump and Cummings appears to stem from recent comments the congressman made about conditions along the southern border. Although, Cummings is a frequent critic of the president and their current quarrel might have more to do with that. Cummings was describing Trump as a racist prior to the barrage of tweets over the weekend, a view he probably hasn’t reshaped since then.

Pelosi described the president’s attacks on Cummings as racist, stating, “[Rep. Cummings] 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.” Pelosi happens to have been born in Baltimore, where her father was mayor.

Attacking high-profile Democrats on Twitter seems to be quickly becoming one of the president’s favorite weekend activities. Earlier this month, President Trump launched a comparable barrage of tweets against freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies in Congress. Similarly, those tweets were also characterized by some as racist.

President Trump defended his statements, accusing the left of attempting to play the “race card.” He also retweeted video of a violent crime that took place earlier this week on the streets of Baltimore. The video was originally posted by UK personality Katie Hopkins, who referred to the city as a “proper sh*thole” in the tweet.

Here is the president’s full series of Tweets on the subject from Sunday:

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