Trump first began targeting Cummings on Saturday, tweeting that "no human being would want to live" in the "disgusting, rat and rodent infested" city.
Charlie Kirk, the founder of conservative youth organization Turning Point USA, tweeted about the statistics on Monday and opined that asylum seekers from Honduras "would be more safe staying home than they would be in Democrat-controlled, American cities".
The president also bashed the Oversight chairman for not doing anything help Baltimore improve even though he has been a u.S. representative for the 7th district since 1996.
Ann Coulter, Fox News radio host Todd Starnes and several state-level Republican Party lawmakers joined thousands of right-leaning social media users in gleefully sharing the video.
Controversy continues to brew surrounding comments President Trump made about House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings and his district in Baltimore, MD. The president shrugged off accusations of racism, countering "they use it nearly when they run out of things to criticize you". The account, which created in September 2018, described itself as a "Fierce Trump supporter" and declared: "I'm not a bot". "If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very unsafe & filthy place", he continued.
It came almost two weeks after Trump attacked four Democratic freshmen congresswomen - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley - and sparked debates about the president's use of racist language. "The more they cry racism, the more they guarantee Donald Trump is going to be re-elected for four more years", Burns said. Mr. Cummings also wants Ivanka and Jared to tell Congress why they do government business using personal emails and burner-type phones. He added later: "I have millions of people, so many people I wouldn't believe it, but I know that we've been blocked". He called Rep. Cummings a "brutal bully" and claimed the representative was "screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more risky".
"He was in the Oval Office one time, and I really liked him", Trump said.
Samirah posted a lengthy statement to Twitter after the incident, declaring the president a "racist-in-chief" who "openly stokes hate against immigrants".
According to Gallup polling, approval among black Americans has hovered around 10% over the course of Trump's presidency, with 8% approving in June.
"But with me they have a hard time getting away with it".
At the White House on Tuesday before departing for Jamestown, Trump pushed back on the assertion that his characterization of Baltimore was racist and reiterated his stance that he's the "least racist person" in the world.