Trump Mocks Democrats, Vows New Tax Cut in Trip to Baltimore

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 13, 2019

The chilly reception came after Trump lashed out on Twitter at Elijah Cummings, a prominent African-American congressman from Baltimore, calling him a "brutal bully" who should concentrate on cleaning up his "disgusting, rat and rodent infested" district rather than criticizing the work of USA immigration officers on the Mexican border. Cummings, who is chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, last month called for "those in the highest level" of government to stop using "racist language" that divides Americans and said Trump should visit his city. Trump hopes to run on by steep tax cuts passed in 2017, a hardline stance on immigration and an aggressive approach to China, as well as divisive rhetoric that appeals to some supporters. He told the Republicans he expected them to win back the majority in the House next year.

"We are working on a tax cut for the middle-income people that is going to be very, very inspirational".

"You're loved out there", he asserted. The audience laughed as he mocked some of his top challengers and claimed that more people would be watching him.

Police blocked off a wide perimeter around the hotel.

Demonstrators gather near the U.S. House Republican Member Retreat where President Donald Trump is speaking, in Baltimore, Sept. 12, 2019.

Compared with the reception on the streets, Mr Trump was received warmly with chants of "four more years", as he took the stage at the dinner after brief remarks from House Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise.

He added: "President Trump is a rich guy who is mired in white privilege to the extreme". "The proof's in the pudding and they don't do anything to support this city".

Critics said the president's language was racist, a charge the president subsequently lobbed at Democratic opponents.

"I'm more critical of it today than I was back then because today I wonder to what extent he said that for political gain or for attention".

After Trump's verbal broadsides, Cummings invited the president to tour his congressional district with him, from the poorest parts of Baltimore to more well-to-do areas outside the city in suburban Baltimore and Howard counties. But for now, he's making the argument in a less personal and less hostile manner. It also contends with deep-rooted poverty and swaths of the city are populated with vacant, boarded-up homes.

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