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Rep. Cummings Says Trump Is A Racist And His Constituents Are ‘Scared Of Their Leader’

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Rep. Cummings Says Trump Is A Racist And His Constituents Are ‘Scared Of Their Leader’




Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Sunday said he has “no doubt” President Donald Trump is a racist following the president’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color ― Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) ― in which he told them to “go back” to their “crime infested” countries.

“What I’m hearing over and over again from my constituents is, please save our democracy,” Cummings told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.

“They say, ‘I’m scared.’ And I have never in my total of 37 years in public service ever heard a constituent say that they were scared of their leader,” the chairman of the House Oversight Committee said.

Asked if he believes Trump is a racist, Cummings said he does.



“No doubt about it,” the Maryland lawmaker said. “I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, but … when I think about what he said to these young ladies who are merely trying to bring excellence to government … it takes me back.”

Cummings said Trump’s vitriolic rhetoric toward the four minority congresswomen reminds him of the racism he faced in the 1960s.

“When the president does these things, it brings up the same feelings that I had over 50-something years ago,” Cummings told ABC. “It’s very, very painful. It’s extremely divisive. And I just don’t think that this is becoming of the president of the United States of America.”





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