Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, Maryland, has been in Congress a long time and is a perennial thorn in the side of Republicans. As of this writing, he is with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Congressional delegation in Italy. What they are there to do and talk about is a matter of considerable speculation as the new Italian Prime Minister is firmly in Trump’s corner.
At any rate, while he’s away, being wined and dined in locations as expensive as Venice – a beautiful place to visit, but pretty pricey – President Donald Trump has taken to the Twitter mic to broadcast to the world what life is like in Cummings’s district.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
Just to add on and prove that this is no joke and that the people of Cummings’s district really are living in a third world dung hole sort of place, another Twitter user posted a reminder from last year when appropriately named Mayor Catherine Pugh observed the stench of rats and other critters.
FLASHBACK: Fox 45 news report in September 2018 with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh:
"What the hell? We should just take all this shit down.”
"Whoa, you can smell the rats." pic.twitter.com/BqhsL2Dsx7
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 28, 2019
That video went viral in a matter of minutes.
Why is the president singling out Cummings for this treatment? Earlier in the day, the president put up a Twitter thread explaining his displeasure with the aging Democrat.
“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,” Trump 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 continued: “Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!”
When he gets back from Italy, maybe Cummings will actually answer questions on the matter.