Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced President Trump’s early morning criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Saturday, labeling the president’s remarks “racist” and hailing the longtime congressman as a “champion” and “beloved leader.”
“.@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,” Pelosi tweeted. “We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership.”
Pelosi’s condemnation came in response to a series of tweets in which Trump accused Cummings of being a “brutal bully” and claimed his Baltimore district was “FAR WORSE” and “more dangerous” than the southern border.
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