Jenna Bush Hager Responds to Donald Trump's Rant about West Baltimore
On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant where he attacked Baltimore in an effort to berate its representative. A number of people have since condemned his hurtful words.
President Donald Trump, 73, started bad-mouthing the district of Baltimore because of Rep. Elijah Cummings. The congressman called Trump’s administration out on the state of the immigration centers at the Southern Border.
Cummings has also been quite vocal and critical of the president and oversees the House Oversight Committee as its chairman in the investigations of Trump’s administration.
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......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
In response, the president spewed out degrading information about Baltimore and its residents. One of the people who have spoken up against the president was Jenna Bush Hager, 37, a former first daughter and Baltimore teacher.
“They all want the same thing I want for my kids: the chance for their children to have safe, happy and productive lives.”
Bush Hager concluded with a plea: “Let’s think about the language we use, who it hurts.”
....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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
The co-host included a clip featuring CNN’s Victor Blackwell who addressed the president’s tweets to Cummings. During the segment Blackwell, a Baltimore native, became emotional as he discussed Trump’s tirade.
Since Saturday, the president has been attacking Cummings district which includes Baltimore and parts of two Maryland counties.
Trump called his critic “a brutal bully” who was speaking up against border patrol when “his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous.”
I taught in West Baltimore. I adore my kids, their parents, and grandparents. They all want the same thing I want for my kids: the chance for their children to have safe, happy and productive lives. Let’s think about the language we use, who it hurts. https://t.co/Y5nIJdu2Ib— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) July 27, 2019
Trump then described Cummings’ district saying it was:
“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.”
Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors.— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 27, 2019
It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.
However, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver and others described the district as having “above-average college education rates and home prices … [and] is the 2nd-wealthiest majority-black district in the country.”
A number of people have responded to the president calling him racist for his rant.
Mayor Jack Young, the President of the City Council and other elected officials hold news conference to denounce President Trump’s statements on Baltimore this morning. https://t.co/mlr0Ok9Dcs— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) July 27, 2019
"Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents."
Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young from Baltimore stated that it was “unacceptable” for Trump “to denigrate a vibrant American City like Baltimore.”