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Nancy Pelosi calls US President Trump's attack on Rep Elijah Cummings a Racist Attack

  • A day after the US President Donald Trump called the Democratic Rep Elijah Cummings’s (an African-American lawmaker) black-majority district in Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess”, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused the President of carrying out racist attacks in his tweets. Pelosi not only condemned Trump’s tweets but also called Rep Elijah Cummings “a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice”. She also supported his steadfast leadership. Reports say Trump’s harsh tweet against Rep Elijah Cummings was in response to the latter’s lashing out at Kevin McAleenan (acting Homeland Security Secretary). Cummings had earlier criticized the prevailing conditions and also demanded improvement at the migrant detention centers during a congressional hearing. Democratic Rep Elijah Cummings has responded to President Trump’s tweets by saying conducting oversight of the Executive Branch is his constitutional duty and fight for his constituents his moral duty.