Triggered: Trump brings CNN anchor to verge of tears during live broadcast

President Donald Trump made headlines, frustrating Democrats when he called out Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, saying that the party leader wasn’t taking care of his own district.

“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and 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 dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA,” Trump tweeted early on Saturday morning.

“As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cummings’ District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

Trump’s tweets sparked outrage from the left, including those who rose to the defense of the city of Baltimore, which caused the president to double down on his take of the Democratic congressman’s district:

“So sad that Elijah Cummings has been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “Statistically, Baltimore ranks last in almost every major category. Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry, but the public is getting wise to the bad job that he is doing!”

“If racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself, perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership,” Trump added later. His radical ‘oversight’ is a joke!”

However, one of the frustrated was CNN’s Victor Blackwell, who ripped into the president for his harsh words about the city, almost bringing himself to tears while speaking about his home city, saying that the president focusing on the word “infestation” when speaking about people of color:

“Donald Trump has tweeted more than 43,000 times,” Blackwell said, after reading excerpts from Trump’s tweets. “He’s insulted thousands of people, many different types of people. But when he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people.”

“The president says about Congressman Cummings’ district that no human would want to live there,” Blackwell continued.

“You know who did, Mr. President? I did, from the day I was brought home from the hospital to the day I left for college, and a lot of people I care about still do.”

Blackwell’s comments echoed those of others on the left, who called the president racist for his criticism of another African-American congressional member. The president also addressed those claims, early on Sunday:

“Someone please explain to Nancy Pelosi, who was recently called racist by those in her own party, that there is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore,” Trump tweeted.

“Just take a look, the facts speak far louder than words! The Democrats always play the Race Card, when in fact they have done so little for our Nation’s great African American people. Now, lowest unemployment in U.S. history, and only getting better. Elijah Cummings has failed badly!”

The president went on to tweet about the issue several more time over the weekend, as a flurry of criticism was hear across the media.

“There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!”

“Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old Bull…Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain & protest. Nothing will get done for the people in need. Sad!”

“If the Democrats are going to defend the Radical Left ‘Squad’ and King Elijah’s Baltimore Fail, it will be a long road to 2020. The good news for the Dems is that they have the Fake News Media in their pocket!”