Rep. Elijah Cummings (Choose Civility/Flickr).
Baltimore officials are defending the city of Baltimore after President Donald Trump launched a series of tweets attacking the city and one of its representatives.
On July 27, Trump attacked Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, who represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the House. Cummings, who is also the House Oversight Committee Chairman, had criticized top Homeland Security officials for the conditions migrants are enduring while being detained at the southern border, according to the Associated Press. Trump lashed out on Twitter, calling Cummings a “brutal bully.”
“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men (and) women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA,” Trump tweeted.
“As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is…
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