Undeterred by the waves of criticism coming at him from the left, President Donald Trump continued slamming Rep. Elijah Cummings on Sunday, tweeting that the House Oversight Committee Chairman was actually the “racist” one in their feud.
“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,” Trump wrote. “His radical ‘oversight’ is a joke!”
The attack on Sunday was a continuation from Saturday, when Trump labeled Cummings a “brutal bully” for his remarks on the Border Patrol. Trump said that there were places in Cummings’ Baltimore district that were “far worse” than any migrant detention center in the country, a fact that few Democrats wanted to acknowledge. Alas, since it would take a pretty astounding battery of lies to actually refute Trump’s comments about Baltimore, Democrats did what they always do when backed into a corner: They screamed “racist” and fled for the doors.
“We all reject racist attacks against Cummings and support his steadfast leadership,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted Saturday.
Trump didn’t hesitate to respond: “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!”
The truth is, there is no message that Democrats can use to refute Trump’s comments without resorting to the R-word. Cummings’ insistence that he fights daily for his district is undermined by the fact that he’s been representing them since 1996. For more than 25 years, this idiot has had every tool at his disposal to actually do something meaningful and productive for his constituency. Now, the question is, what has he done in all that time?
Well, Baltimore, as reported by all the left’s favorite news outlets like the New York Times, is doing worse than ever. In 2017, the city had an astounding 2,000 violent crimes per 100,000 people. These statistics make the city more dangerous than 99% of American cities. This is evidence of the great work Elijah Cummings is doing in Baltimore? We’d hate to see what the city would look like if he didn’t do anything.
But this is the man deemed competent enough to provide “oversight” on the Executive Branch. The very idea is silly beyond words. And Democrats’ inability to face the hard truths about many of the cities under their control is exactly why we need desperately to keep them out of the White House.