Trump defends attack on black US lawmaker Elijah

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Washington

US President Donald Trump defended Sunday his latest attack on a prominent African-American lawmaker in comments that drew more accusations of racism.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Trump took aim at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings — a high-profile critic of Trump´s administration whose district covers much of the majority black city of Baltimore, Maryland.
“Cumming (sic) District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” the president wrote, calling it “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.” “No human being would want to live there,” he said, in an attack ostensibly provoked by Cummings´ criticism of the harsh conditions facing would-be asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border.