Dems Defend Cummings, Denounce Trump’s Attacks

Politico reports:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced President Trump’s early morning criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Saturday, labeling the president’s remarks “racist” and hailing the longtime congressman as a “champion” and “beloved leader.”

Pelosi’s condemnation came in response to a series of tweets by Trump, accusing Cummings of being a “brutal bully” and claiming his Baltimore district is “FAR WORSE” and “more dangerous” than the southern border.

Trump asserted that Cummings’s district, which encompasses downtown Baltimore, was the “worst run” in the U.S., claiming that the Maryland city was “corrupt” and that “no human being would want to live there.”