President Trump doubled down Sunday on his blitz against a Democratic lawmaker and his Maryland congressional district while expanding the scope of his twitter attacks to include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“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,” the president wrote in a posting.
“Just take 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!” Trump continued.
Pelosi, a California Democrat, came to Cummings’ defense on Saturday when Trump initially took aim at him.
“@RepCummings 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,” she wrote.
Trump, on Sunday, turned his ire to Pelosi.
”Speaking of failing badly, has anyone seen what is happening to Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco. It is not even recognizeable (sic) lately. Something must be done before it is too late,” he said, adding that Democrats should “stop wasting time on the Witch Hunt Hoax.”
Trump ripped Cummings after the Maryland Democrat earlier this month tore into acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan for the conditions at the southern border and the administration’s policy to separate children from their families.
Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, also authorized subpoenas last week for private email accounts of top White House advisers, including First Daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Pelosi had been feuding with four minority members of the Democratic caucus known as “the Squad” – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar – as they pursued their progressive agenda.
Ocasio-Cortez blamed Pelosi for her “singling out of newly elected women of color.”
But she came to their defense after the president tweeted the foursome should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez met last Friday to “clear the air.”