Here we go again
Another weekend, another member of Congress for President Trump to target.
Trump tweeted about House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Saturday morning, calling him as a "brutal bully" and criticizing his district, which contains the city of Baltimore, as "far worse and more dangerous" than the southern border, the conditions of which Cummings has criticized in the past. Trump went on to describe Baltimore as a "rat and rodent infested mess."
Like his racist tweets direct at four Democratic congresswomen earlier this month, Trump's shot at Cummings and Baltimore has already drawn heavy criticism from commentators. CNN news anchor Victor Blackwell, who is from Baltimore, delivered an emotional monologue about Trump's comments and said that people from Baltimore are "proud of their community." While fighting back tears, Blackwell said that Baltimore's citizens pledge allegiance to the flag just as people do in districts represented by lawmakers who support Trump. "They are Americans, too," he said.
Other journalists pointed out that Trump's tweets were hypocritical, especially in light of his attacks on the congresswomen, including Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who Trump has accused of being anti-American.
Read more reactions at Mediaite.