Rep. Cummings: Trump Promoting ‘Textbook Racism’ With Arpaio Pardon

Rep. Cummings Trump Promoting 'Textbook Racism' With Arpaio Pardon

Rep. Cummings Trump Promoting ‘Textbook Racism’ With Arpaio Pardon

Rep. Cummings: Trump Promoting ‘Textbook Racism’ With Arpaio Pardon

President Donald Trump was promoting “textbook racism” with his decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio from charges of criminal contempt, Rep. Elijah Cummings said Saturday on Twitter while invoking comments Speaker Paul Ryan made about Trump as a candidate last summer.

In a series of four tweets, the Maryland Democrat and civil rights icon wrote:

He has now followed up his abhorrent statements about #Charlottesville …

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