Published: Thu, August 01, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

WEB EXTRA: Trump Says He Is Least Racist Person

WEB EXTRA: Trump Says He Is Least Racist Person

Maryland's two Democratic senators, saying they could not sit by as Trump continued his assault on the city and its representative, delivered back-to-back Senate speeches Tuesday urging the president to do better. "The same children that I watched 14 or 15 years ago as they grew up, now walking around like zombies".

"It's been misspent. It's been missing. And as you know, Cummings has been in charge", the president told reporters on the White House lawn.

Trump used the speech to make an optimistic case for America's future, saying "America always gets the job done".

Trump says he's willing to visit Baltimore. Many residents agreed with President Trump, and claimed Cummings doesn't listen to their needs.

"It is impossible to ignore the emblem of hate and disdain that the president represents", the caucus said in a statement. So how did he respond to that criticism this morning? This week, the regional administrator for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development - Lynne Patton - said the city received almost $16 billion in 2018 alone. "We have given more money in community development grants than the last administration to Baltimore", Patton told Fox News.

"You may have a couple of politicians boycott, but it's all a fix", he said.

President Donald Trump marked the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy on Tuesday by celebrating "four incredible centuries of history, heritage and commitment to the righteous cause of American self-government".

Mayor Sheila Dixon, a Democrat, was convicted of misappropriating gift cards in 2009 and resigned in 2010.

Trump also claimed that Democrats use the word when they've run out of things to criticize.

Trump over the weekend targeted Cummings, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, alleging he'd ignored his district for years as it fell into disrepair and filth.

"I understand that in many circles they think the conservative message wouldn't be welcome here".

Ocasio-Cortez is of Puerto Rican descent, Tlaib's parents are Palestinian and Pressley is African American. "These new documents raise serious questions about whether the White House is willing to place the potential profits of the President's friends above the national security of the American people and the universal objective of preventing the spread of nuclear weapons".

Cummings' committee has voted to subpoena personal emails and texts of top White House aides, including Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.

But Trump on Tuesday nonetheless declared himself "the least racist person" in the world, despite his recent comments and racist tweets.

The remarks came after Trump provoked accusations of being a racist when he attacked prominent African-American lawmaker Elijah Cummings.

A nonprofit operated by Rep. Cummings's wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, is now under scrutiny. Cummings asked, his voice rising.

Trump has also suggested, without providing evidence, that Cummings may be involved in some kind of corruption.

Many view the president's tweets as racist.

Meanwhile, federal government officials are questioning what Baltimore, Maryland has done with a multi-billion dollar grant. It's been wasted. It's been stolen.

He has been retweeting pictures of ruined buildings and garbage allegedly in Baltimore since his tweetstorm went viral. According to Gallup polling, approval among black Americans has hovered around 1 in 10 over the course of Trump's presidency, with 8 percent approving in June. It now stands at 6 percent.

"There's zero strategy. All it is is I'm pointing out facts", Trump said. "People see through the foolishness".

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