On Monday, President Trump called Democratic Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings “King Elijah” and said the Democrat Party will have a “long road to 2020” should they continue to be a party that rallies behind him and four freshmen Democratic members.
“If the Democrats are going to defend the Radical Left ‘Squad’ and King Elijah’s Baltimore Fail, it will be a long road to 2020,” Trump tweeted. “The good news for the Dems is that they have the Fake News Media in their pocket!”
If the Democrats are going to defend the Radical Left “Squad” and King Elijah’s Baltimore Fail, it will be a long road to 2020. The good news for the Dems is that they have the Fake News Media in their pocket!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
Over the past few weeks, Trump feuded with the four Democratic freshmen members who refer to themselves as “the squad”: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley.
Most recently, Trump responded to criticism from Cummings by saying he does not do enough to help out his own congressional district and accused him of corruptly taking federal dollars. On Sunday, the president also called the congressman “racist.”
“If racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself, perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership.”
If racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself, perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership. His radical “oversight” is a joke!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
The day before, Trump called Cummings a “brutal bully” and said the area in and around Baltimore that he represents is in far worse condition that the border.
“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” the president tweeted. “His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”
“As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,” Trump added.
….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
The feud started when Cummings criticized Trump’s handling of the immigration crisis along the southern border and claimed he was not doing enough to address it.
Fox News reports:
On Saturday, Pelosi stood by Cummings and the city of Baltimore, where she was born, and rebuked Trump, calling his remarks “racist.”
“We all reject racist attacks against [Cummings] and support his steadfast leadership,” Pelosi tweeted Saturday.
Trump responded, “There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!”
Several people on Twitter supported Trump’s tweet and said Democrats would, indeed, lose in 2020:
So awesome to wake up and feel excitement knowing that our President will continue to win…day by day, hour by hour. He never stops winning. Been winning since he was born. By far the greatest President in American history. Not even a close 2nd. 👍🇺🇸❤️😊#KAG2020Landslide
— Mancrush On Trump 🔥🇺🇸 (@Raxson2019) July 29, 2019
The democrats are going to lose big time in 2020. Middle America is not going to tolerate their radical left views.
— RD (@real_defender) July 29, 2019
Baltimore IS infested…
And six decades of inept, corrupt Democratic leadership. https://t.co/ZRLryCUsFT
— John LeFevre (@JohnLeFevre) July 28, 2019
— CC (@ChatByCC) July 29, 2019
💥They clearly are dependent on the fake news to spread their fear mongering & help create further division with race bating, etc.
💥i think most people are getting sick of it. @potus has shown he actually cares about the forgotten man & women. #PromisesMadePromisesKept pic.twitter.com/GS9fq0nbHt
— BRIAN FRASER (@bfraser747) July 29, 2019
Yesterday, @realDonaldTrump got the media to defend the massive crime and rat infestation in Baltimore
Today, he’s gotten the media to defend race pimp and bigot Al Sharpton
Really something to watch
— 🇺🇸WalkedAway2016🇺🇸 (@Trump2Usa) July 29, 2019
It's truly sad because Baltimore has the worst cases of sex trafficking in the Country. There is so much corruption and the money that the State receives does not appear like it is helping the people of the State, but rather the corrupt politicans.
— Dawn Michael PhD💗 (@SexCounseling) July 29, 2019