Trump Fires Back at Cummings, Calls for Corruption Investigation

President Trump has responded to Rep. Elijah Cummings attacks on border conditions by firing back at his district for being the “worst in the USA” and calling for an investigation into potential corruption.

Per Politico, House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings ripped into the acting head of Homeland Security on Thursday (July 18th), upbraiding Kevin McAleenan over the conditions of detention facilities for migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Maryland Democrat got emotional while discussing the crowded centers migrants are being held in. Reading from a court document in which a federal judge found that Homeland Security “did a better job of tracking immigrants’ personal property than their children,” Cummings repeatedly shut down McAleenan’s attempts to speak.

“I’m talking about human beings,” Cummings said. “I’m not talking about people that come from, as the president said, shitholes. These are human beings. Human beings. Just trying to live a better life.”

President Trump has now responded with a series of powerful tweets.

Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA……

….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place

Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!

From BaltimoreSun

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to demand an investigation into Maryland’s 7th congressional district in a series of tweets criticizing U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

Trump’s tweets appear to be related to a congressional hearing on July 18 over conditions at facilities holding children suspected of crossing the border illegally. Cummings during the hearing lashed out at Kevin McAleenan, head of the Department of Homeland Security, for what he described as conditions in which children were left to defecate on themselves and did not have access to a shower.

Calling the district “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” Trump tweeted Cummings should spend more time in Baltimore to “help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

Trump also questioned the amount of money being sent to the Maryland’s 7th district “when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.” Questioning where “all this money is going,” and “how much is stolen,” he demanded an investigation into “this corrupt mess immediately!”

The White House on Saturday morning didn’t immediately respond to requests for clarity on Trump’s accusations against Maryland’s 7th district.