Trump Doubles Down on Cummings Attacks, Declares ‘There Is Nothing Racist’ in Saying Baltimore’s ‘Infested’

President Donald Trump is standing by his slams on Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) after calling his congressional district “infested.”

Yesterday, Trump called Cummings a “brutal bully” in a Twitter tirade over the congressman’s scrutiny of the president’s border policy as House Oversight Committee chairman. Trump drew renewed accusations of racism, however, by calling Baltimore a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” after apparently watching Fox News.

Now it would appear Trump is doubling down, plus he’s attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she and other high-profile Democrats called Trump’s remarks a “racist attack.”

Also Trump is watching Fox News again:

Cummings has defended himself by referring to his responsibilities as committee chairman while accusing the president of inaction on a bill to lower drug prices.

UPDATE – 2:24 p.m. ET: Hours later, Trump once again resumed the attack and claimed there is “nothing racist” in his previous remarks:

[Photo via Olivier Douliery Pool and Getty Images]

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