Donald Trump seems to double down on his attacks of congressman
He's sticking to his guns.
US President Donald Trump launched a stinging attack on Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chair of the House oversight committee this weekend, describing his district of Baltimore, a majority-black district, as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess”.
Despite a major backlash to the tweets he posted, Trump appears to have doubled down on his comments, which have been called racist by a number of US politicians, including Nancy Pelosi.
He has recently retweeted a tweet by Katie Hopkins, wherein she described Baltimore as a "shithole".
On top of this, he has also referred to Elijah Cummings himself as a racist, for some reason, as well as sharing a number of videos of crimes that have taken place in Baltimore.
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
Cummings had replied to the president on Twitter, saying: "Mr President, I go home to my district daily.
"Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbours."
A video of CNN anchor Victor Blackwell, who grew up in Baltimore, has been widely shared throughout the weekend, as he was reduced to tears live on air, addressing Trump's tweets.