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President Trump calls Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore district "the Worst in the USA"

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jul 27, 2019

BALTIMORE — Early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump called U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a "brutal bully" and also tweeted that his district is "considered the Worst in the USA."

According to Trump, the tweets are in response to Rep. Cummings' criticism of the conditions that are currently present at the Southern Border. However, Rep. Cummings had his own response to President Trump's tweets:

It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 27, 2019

In addition to Rep. Cummings, Baltimore Mayor Jack Young also had a response to Trump's tweets:

It’s completely unacceptable for the political leader of our country to denigrate a vibrant American City like Baltimore, and to viciously attack U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a patriot and a hero. Mr. Trump’s rhetoric is hurtful and dangerous to the people he’s sworn to represent. As the Mayor of Baltimore, I won’t stand for anyone, not even the alleged Leader of the Free World, attacking our great City or our representative to Congress. Mr. Trump, you are a disappointment to the people of Baltimore, our country, and to the world.

Governor Larry Hogan's spokesperson, Michael Ricci, issued the following statement:

"Baltimore City is truly the very heart of our state, and more attacks between politicians aren't going to get us anywhere."

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