Trump targets Sharpton as racially charged spat continues

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President Trump on Monday continued to attack Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and his majority-black Baltimore-area district, and broadened his Twitter war by targeting the Rev. Al Sharpton, as well, saying the civil rights leader “hates whites and cops.”

Sharpton, who hosts PoliticsNation on MSNBC, responded by saying he would “make trouble every time racists and bigots move around in any way, shape, or form, including the president.”

Trump has spent days criticizing Cummings, who chairs a committee investigating Trump’s administration, calling his district a “rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”

Democrats have accused Trump of racism.

On Sunday, Trump escalated his rhetoric by saying Cummings, who is African American, is racist.

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