Pelosi Accuses Trump of “Racist Attacks” Against Elijah Cummings

In a weekend tweet, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced President Trump’s criticism of Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district as “racist attacks,” calling Cummings’ handling of his district “steadfast leadership.”

Pelosi’s remarks came in response to Trump’s scathing condemnation of the Baltimore representative’s repeated attacks on the US Border Patrol, as well as the condition of his district, which Trump called “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

“If [Cummings] spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous [and] filthy place,” added Trump, sparking outrage from Democrats and liberals on social media.

However, despite Pelosi’s immediate allegations of racism, social media commenters quickly fired back her claims, and demanded to know what Trump had said that constituted racism.