Bernie Sanders: 'It's unbelievable' Trump 'attacks American cities'

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His radical "oversight" is a joke!

Mr Trump lashed out in tweets against Mr Cummings, the powerful House Oversight Committee chairman, claiming his Baltimore-area district is "considered the worst run and most unsafe anywhere in the United States".

Sharpton fired back not much later.

On Monday he boosted that narrative by meeting at the White House with black pastors.

"This country needs healing". According to the most recent United States census, 62.8% of the city's population is African-American. "What best can he do?" "It was fine", Trump said. The president referred to a trope that Sharpton only shows up to fan flames of racial strife, a longtime attack on the reverend from racist New Yorkers.

"These are his brothers", King said.

But leading Democrats laid into Trump over his latest comments.

Trump noted that Democratic presidential contender and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wasn't called a racist when he likened Baltimore's poverty to the "Third World".

Sharpton, who appeared on MSNBC on Sunday and again on Morning Joe on Monday to hit back at Trump, tweeted a photo of himself standing with Trump, James Brown and Jesse Jackson.

In a Sunday tweet, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said, "Trump's pajamas rage-tweeting is bad for the county".

"None. Not one. I have not heard from the President", Young said. Just a conman at work!' "I mean, it's just absurd". But Michael Steele, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2009 to 2011, spoke alongside Mr Sharpton at the press conference. "Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you're in a wealthy nation", Sanders said of Baltimore, according to a Baltimore Sun report.

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The president's tweets on Saturday, which used racist language about Cummings' district and Baltimore in general, came after a segment on Fox News program "Fox and Friends" wherein the hosts wrung their hands over conditions in the Maryland city.

At the time, he said: "Little did I know that Mr Trump was going to, on the eve of this, attack the congressman from this city".

"What this is about, though, is the president fighting back against what he saw as ... illegitimate attacks about the [southern] border in [congressional] hearing [s] this week. It's how he's done it in the past, and he'll continue to do it in the future".

Mr. Trump even called Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee looking into the president's finances, a "racist".

"Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events", Trump wrote in early morning tweets.

A prolific critic of Mr Trump, Mr Cummings responded in kind, tweeting: "It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents".

AFP reported that six more contenders for the White House in 2020 voiced their condemnation of Trump's comments on Cummings.

Donald Trump announces his candidacy for the presidency at Trump Tower in NY on June 16, 2015.

Trump made clear his tweets targeting Cummings and "squad" members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of MA and Rashida Tlaib of MI were tied to the November 2020 presidential election.

All four lawmakers of color are American citizens. All of the lawmakers are US citizens, and three were born in the United States.

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