On Monday night's Hannity, Eric Trump doubled down on his father's ongoing Twitter attack against Representative Elijah Cummings and his congressional district of Baltimore. The president began his attack on Sunday by calling Cummings’ city "a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess" in response to the congressman's criticism of border detention facilities.
....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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
When speaking with Hannity, Eric echoed his father's statements while also blasting Democrats, "Baltimore is broken. My father is right, and the Democrats know it. It's just they run away from it. How long has Baltimore been controlled by Democrats? You take the top ten most dangerous cities in this country, and they are all controlled by Democrats. "
Numerous politicians, including Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young, defended Cummings and condemned the president's remarks. With many Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren calling the comments racist.
Donald Trump’s tweets are ugly and racist. They’re purposefully designed to turn us against one another. We cannot let that happen. Instead, we must follow my friend Elijah Cummings’ example and keep doing the work for the American people. https://t.co/t7heu6k3wq— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 27, 2019
.@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. We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership. #ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot https://t.co/2LG8AuQrHh— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 27, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/TJdbST6Md9— Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young (@mayorbcyoung) July 27, 2019
Eric thinks Democrats are weaponizing the racist label. "If he calls out anybody other than a white male, he is immediately racist; Is immediately sexist. He's immediately xenophobic or homophobic. That's what the democrats do, and people are tired of it."
On Tucker Carlson Tonight, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson defended Elijah Cummings’ work in Baltimore while simultaneously supporting Trump. Carson also suggested the president would be open to working with Cummings to help out the struggling residents of Baltimore.
"In fact, I asked him today would you be willing to work with Elijah Cummings to bring some relief to the people of Baltimore, and he said he would be happy to,” he siad.
Hannity airs weeknights at 9 p.m. on Fox News.
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