PressTV-Trump Promoting ‘textbook Racism’: Congressman
PressTV-Trump promoting ‘textbook racism’: Congressman
US Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks during a news conference at the Capitol April 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
A US congressman has accused President Donald Trump of promoting “textbook racism” by a decision to pardon a controversial former Arizona police officer convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving racial profiling.
Representative Elijah Cummings took to Twitter on Saturday, writing that Trump “claims that he wants to unite the country and fight against racism, yet his own words and actions show the opposite.”
Cummings was invoking comments made by House Speaker Paul Ryan last year, when he was denouncing Trump— then-candidate—for …