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Michelle Obama Shares Tribute To Baltimore Step Team After Trump Calls City's District 'disgusting'.
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Michelle Obama Shares Tribute To Baltimore Step Team After Trump Calls City's District 'disgusting'

Former First Lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama shares tribute to Baltimore step team after Trump calls city's district 'disgusting' Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MSNBC's Deutsch says Democrats 'at war' with Trump MORE on Saturday paid special tribute to a Baltimore dance team after President TrumpDonald John TrumpIlhan Omar defends Cummings after Trump attacks: He 'wants to distract with his racism' Donald Trump: 'The Great Divider' De Blasio: Democratic debates should address 'why did we lose and what do we do differently' MORE derided Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsIlhan Omar defends Cummings after Trump attacks: He 'wants to distract with his racism' Tlaib: Trump's 'hate agenda' seeping into policymaking GOP rep on Trump's Cummings tweets: 'I wouldn't be tweeting this way' MORE' (D-Md.) district as "disgusting" and "rodent infested." 

The tweet features a video of the step team performing a routine featuring Obama's famous slogan, "when they go low, we go high." 

Obama did not mention Trump or his recent remarks in the tweet. But it came just hours after Trump derided Cummings as a "brutal bully" while calling his Baltimore-area congressional district "dangerous" and "filthy."

“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,” Trump tweeted early Saturday morning. 

“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,” Trump continued. “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.”

Several Democratic lawmakers, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWith Robert Mueller behind them, Democrats need to focus on 2020 Michelle Obama shares tribute to Baltimore step team after Trump calls city's district 'disgusting' Trump doubles down on attacks against Cummings and Baltimore district MORE (D-Calif.), denounced the comments, saying that they were racist. Cummings responded to the attack by noting what his job is as a lawmaker. 

“Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors,” Cummings tweeted. “It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.” 

Cummings has repeatedly criticized Trump, and he has used his role as House Oversight and Reform committee chairman to continually conduct oversight of the administration. Earlier this month, Cummings called the Trump administration's treatment of migrant children at the southern border "government-sponsored child abuse."

Trump's comments also came just days after Cummings' committee authorized subpoenas for records from the White house regarding officials' use of personal email and email applications to conduct official business.