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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Baltimore officials and national Democratic officeholders fired back at President Trump Saturday after he tweeted criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who has represented parts of the city in Congress for more than 20 years.
I’ve heard nothing but bad about Baltimore, and it used to be one of the greatest cities in America.
There is a video attached to the Fox report it looks like LA, needles, trash, rats, roaches. Do something for these people now! These kind folks don’t want to hear the same old song and dance. If Rep Cummings received money for West Baltimore, then do something, now!
Don’t throw stones at the White house without them being thrown back!
GOP strategist Kimberly Klacik on Saturday accused Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., of hypocrisy over his apparent concern for conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border over those of his own district.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, Don’t forget about your people! Clean it up. The people deserve it!
.@realDonaldTrump was Correct about Elijah Cummings district being dangerous & ran down!
West Baltimore is infamous for its very high crime rate!
I say it’s time for @RepCummings to Resign! We need TERM LIMITS!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) July 27, 2019
Cummings’s district includes much of Baltimore, but it also reaches into Baltimore and Howard counties.
Data from the 2017 U.S. Census shows Cummings’ district is nearly 53% percent black and nearly 36% white. Seven percent of the district is Asian, nearly 4% is Hispanic and less than 1% percent of the area is Native American and Pacific Islander. The median age in the majority-female district is 38.9, and residents 18 years and over make up nearly 79% of the population, data shows.
Cummings’ congressional district received just under $15.7 billion in grants, benefits and other assistance from the federal government in Fiscal Year 2018, according to Newsweek’s analysis of the federal awards data compiled by USAspending.gov. By comparison, districts like Indiana’s 7th (at $16.5 billion), New Jersey’s 12th (at $17.2 billion) and Pennsylvania’s 4th (at $27.4 billion) all received more money in the same period, according to Newsweek’s website.