Trump leans into Baltimore controversy by criticizing Sharpton
Added 07-29-19 04:58:02pm EST - “President Trump on Monday leaned into the controversy sparked by his attacks on Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), this time targeting another prominent black leader and a potential 2020 rival.” - Thehill.com
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSharpton: Trump has 'particular venom' for blacks, people of color Trump signs 9/11 compensation fund bill alongside first responders Trump continues assault on Fed: It 'has made all of the wrong moves' MORE on Monday leaned into the controversy sparked by his attacks on Baltimore and Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsSharpton: Trump has 'particular venom' for blacks, people of color Trump says Sanders should be labeled a racist for remarks on Baltimore Trump starts another day with Cummings attack: '25 years of all talk, no action!' MORE (D-Md.), this time targeting another prominent black leader and a potential 2020 rival.
Trump chastised Cummings yet again via Twitter, accused Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats renew calls for gun reform after Gilroy shooting Inslee proposes opening environmental justice office Trump says Sanders should be labeled a racist for remarks on Baltimore MORE (I-Vt.) of racism for likening some Baltimore neighborhoods to a “third world country” in 2015, and claimed the Rev. Al Sharpton “Hates Whites & Cops!”
It marked the third consecutive day Trump picked a fight with Democrats that centered on America's 30th largest city, which he has in recent days assailed as a “very dangerous & filthy place” where “no human being would want to live.”
“Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old Bull...Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain & protest. Nothing will get done for the people in need. Sad!”
Trump’s repeated criticisms of the majority-black city drew more blowback on Monday from Democrats who have accused the president of stoking racial divisions for political gain.
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