Former WWE star Dave Bautista dropped a verbal smackdown to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats denounce Trump's attack on Cummings: 'These are not the words of a patriot' 'Maximum Pressure' on Iran has failed — here's what should come next France urges Trump to 'not mix' digital taxes with tariffs on wine MORE on Twitter in Saturday in response to the president’s recent comments attacking Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsDemocrats denounce Trump's attack on Cummings: 'These are not the words of a patriot' Trump slams Cummings as a 'brutal bully,' claims Baltimore district 'far worse' than southern border Overnight Health Care: Oversight chair plans to call drug executives to testify on costs | Biden airs anti-'Medicare for All' video | House panel claims Juul deliberately targeted kids MORE (D-Md.) as a “brutal bully” and his majority-black Baltimore district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
“Of course an elitist POS would say that,” Bautista, a native of Washington, D.C., tweeted on Saturday afternoon.
“He’s never wanted for anything. He’s never had to fight or go hungry! He doesn’t know what the American Dream is. He’s a disgrace to everything this country is,” he continued. “How the hell did a lying, pampas, orange, ignorant, cheap salesman tear us apart?”
The former wrestler’s comments came hours after the president shared a series of tweets on Saturday attacking Cummings, who also chairs the House Oversight Committee, and his 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,” he said in the first of a series of tweets.
“His district is considered the Worst in the USA as proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded,” the president continued in another tweet.
“Cumming 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,” he added.
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats dig in on probes post-Mueller Democrats see window closing for impeachment Trump is on the path to reelection MORE (D-Calif.) denounced Trump's criticisms targeting Cummings as "racist" in a tweet on Saturday and praised the congressman as "a beloved leader."
Thousands more prominent political figures and celebrities also used the now-trending “#WeAreBaltimore” hashtag in solidarity with Baltimore citizens on Saturday evening.