Talking Points Memo reports:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday fiercely defended Rep. Elijah Cummings in the wake of President Trump’s attacks on the Maryland Democrat and the Baltimore-area district he represents.
Pelosi, who was born in Baltimore and whose father and brother were both mayors of the city, accused the president of projecting his own “insecurity” on Cummings. She also hammered Jared Kushner — Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, whose family operates a real estate empire — as a “slumlord.”
“The president without — and this comes as no surprise — really doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But maybe he could ask his son-in-law, who’s a slumlord.”
Speaker Pelosi, responding to Trump’s attacks on Baltimore, says: “So the president – this comes as no surprise – really doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But maybe you could ask his son-in-law, who’s a slumlord there, if he wants to talk about rodent infestations.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 1, 2019
Pelosi lights into Trump attacking her hometown of Baltimore: “You really have to consider the source..Maybe you could ask his son-in-law who is a slumlord.” A street in Baltimore’s Little Italy is named “Via Nancy D’Alesandro.” Pelosi’s father & brother were mayors of Baltimore
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) August 1, 2019