Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as "disgusting" and "rodent-infested" in hotly debated tweets in July.
Dozens of people in Baltimore greeted Donald Trump with protests on Thursday (September 12).
It's the U.S. president's first visit there since he called the city "disgusting" on Twitter two months ago.
Trump also slammed a prominent African-American congressman from Baltimore, Elijah Cummings, calling him a "brutal bully" who should concentrate on cleaning up his "rodent-infested" distrrict rather than criticizing U.S. immigration officers on the Mexican border.
The president was in the city to give a speech at an annual Republican retreat competing for air time with the Democratic presidential debate in Houston.
He also took the time to rip his challengers including Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Democrats care more about illegal aliens.
Than their own constituents.
Republicans know our duty is to represent American citizens.
After all we've achieved and after everything that we've accomplished our message is simple: The best is yet to come.
The best is yet to come." Trump also touted his recent repeal of Obama-era protections for waterways.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Government will no longer try to micromanage every rain puddle and every drainage ditch on private land.
They took your land away from you." Environmental gorups have said the Obama rule was necessary to protect drinking water sources at risk from agri-business and industry.
Trump also managed a jab at the Baltimore's leaders- calling it a city destroyed by decades of failed and corrupt rule.
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[NFA] Federal law enforcement in military fatigues fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the streets of Portland, Oregon, which local news described as the largest demonstration in over 50 nights of clashes. Jillian Kitchener has more.
[NFA] President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to send law enforcement personnel to some major Democratic-led U.S. cities, as a federal crackdown on anti-racism protests including the use of unmarked cars and unidentified officers in camouflage in Portland, Oregon, angers people across the country. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
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[NFA] Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among those who spoke passionately about late civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in a historic Atlanta church Thursday. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
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[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told his supporters in Texas that his administration "ended" an Obama-era rule intended to combat discriminatory housing practices and segregation in suburbs. Gavino Garay has more.
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One of the few Republican governors to differ with President Donald Trump over how to handle the novel coronavirus pandemic has tested positive for COVID-19. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine tweeted Thursday that he would not meet Trump on the airport tarmac when the president arrived in Ohio for a campaign stop. DeWine's diagnosis is particularly notable as he has taken aggressive measures to slow the spread of coronavirus in his state.
[NFA] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an interview with CNBC on Thursday attacked her Republican colleagues for not moving on their new coronavirus relief bill proposal, saying they don't give a "damn" about Americans hurt by the pandemic. Gavino Garay has more.
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Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, commented on the progress of research to stop the Covid-19 pandemic. Commenting on the race to develop a vaccine, he said that many companies are close to creating a successful one. He also announced a $2 billion deal with Sanofi and GSX for clinical trials and mass production of 10 crore doses of a vaccine. The US military is prepared to carry out distribution of a vaccine once it gets requisite clearance, said Trump. He also said that 'tremendous work' is being done on therapeutics, or non-vaccine treatment. The US government is looking at such methods 'very, very strongly'. The nation's Covid case tally has crossed 45 lakh, the highest in the world, with over 1.52 lakh deaths so far. The pandemic is set to be the biggest issue, apart from alleged discrimination against African-Americans, in the upcoming Presidential polls in the US. Elections are slated to be held in November 2020, although Trump has called for a postponement which was met with stern opposition. Watch the full video for more.
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