Here we go folks!
President Trump is escalating things beyond just a war of worlds and seems intent on shining a light into what may be massive corruption in Baltimore.
Did you really think President Trump kicked Cummings for no reason?
No, he knew exactly what he was doing.
He shined a national spotlight on the horrible condition Baltimore is in, and now he’s calling for a formal investigation to find out just where all the money went.
Millions upon millions.
Take a look:
Here's more, from The Hill:
President Trump re-upped his attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) Monday night, suggesting money intended for Cummings's West Baltimore district has been "stolen or wasted" and saying the chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee "should investigate himself."
“Billions of dollars have been pumped in over the years, but to no avail. The money was stolen or wasted. Ask Elijah Cummings where it went. He should investigate himself with his Oversight Committee!” Trump tweeted Monday night.
The attacks are the latest salvo in a series of tweets from the president about the committee chairman, the city, and several people who came to the defense of Cummings or Baltimore.
Trump on Monday also blasted Cummings for his forceful questioning of acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan.
“Elijah Cummings never even went to the Southern Border and then he screams at the very good people who, despite Congresses failure to fix the Loopholes and Asylum, make it work,” Trump tweeted.
The questioning, in which Cummings demanded McAleenan account for reports of migrant children being kept in squalid, unsanitary conditions, was the subject of Trump’s original tweet over the weekend, in which he called Cummings a “brutal bully.”
“What does that mean? What does that mean? When a child is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower?” Cummings asked loudly. “Come on, man. What’s that about? None of us would have our children in that position. They are human beings.”
Trump’s attacks on Cummings have largely focused on conditions in Baltimore and started with the president calling the city "disgusting" and "rodent infested." The remarks have drawn comparisons to both a similar 2017 dig at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and a series of tweets calling on four progressive minority congresswomen to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
Meanwhile, Fox News reports that Baltimore residents are thanking President Trump for taking on the corruption:
President Trump on Tuesday said the people of Baltimore, specifically in African-American communities, are calling and “thanking” him for exposing the “corruption” in Baltimore, amid the days-long controversy surrounding his criticisms of the city and its Democratic leadership.
The president has been locked in a feud with Rep. Elijah Cummings,D-Md., for days after he called Baltimore—which is in Cummings’ district—a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
Trump, before departing the White House for Jamestown, Va. Tuesday, was asked whether he felt he was “hurting” himself with his comments about Baltimore. The president scoffed that he was, instead, “helping” himself.
“I think I’m helping myself because I’m pointing out the corruption in Baltimore,” Trump responded. “The White House and myself have received more phone calls from the people of Baltimore and other cities thanking me.”
“Those people are living in hell from Baltimore—they’re largely African-American. They really appreciate what I’m doing and they’ve let me know it. They really appreciate it,” Trump continued, touting that unemployment for African-Americans has been “the lowest in the history of our country” under his administration.
“What I’ve done for African-Americans, I would say no president has done,” Trump said, describing the administration’s successful criminal justice reform. “They are so happy about what I’ve been able to do in Baltimore and other Democrat corrupt cities…They are so thankful they called me and said finally somebody is telling the truth.”
The president went on to say that he feels “so sorry” for the people of Baltimore, and that “if they ask me, we will get involved.”
He added: “African-American people love the job I’m doing because I’m working for them—not the politicians.”