CNN host Victor Blackwell slams Donald Trump over his racist attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore as a “rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”

“The president says about Congressman Cummings’s district that no human would want to live there. You know who did, Mr. President? I did. From the day I was brought home from the hospital to the day I left for college,” Blackwell tearfully said. “And a lot of people I care about still do,” he added.

Trump started his morning attacking Rep. Cummings because of his comments about the human rights crisis in migrant detention centers on the southern border.

He tweeted: “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!”

By the way, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the University of Maryland are based in Baltimore.

This was the exchange that irked Trump, even though he got his talking points from Fox News this morning:

Elijah Cummings clapped back: “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.”

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