George Conway opposes #unfollowTrump movement
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Frequent Trump critic George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway: We might have to impeach Trump again George Conway writes the Trump 'creed' in satirical op-ed George Conway: 'Verdict of history' will be on Romney's side MORE, husband to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBrazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record Conway: Reported sexist Bloomberg remarks 'far worse' than what Trump said on 'Access Hollywood' tape Candidates make electability arguments, talk Bloomberg as focus turns to more diverse states MORE, on Monday came out against his fellow Trump detractors' movement to unfollow the president on Twitter.

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Critics of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE began using the hashtag #unfollowTrump Monday morning after Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyLawmakers wary as US on cusp of initial deal with Taliban Democratic senators ask FDA to ban device used to shock disabled students Senators to meet with Zelensky after impeachment trial MORE (D-Conn.) said he would no longer subscribe to Trump’s “hate-filled, racist, and demeaning” feed following the president's attacks on multiple lawmakers of color.

“Yesterday morning, I just decided I had had enough of starting my days with this kind of racist, hateful, demeaning negativity,” Murphy told MSNBC. “Obviously I’m in this business and I’m in the United States Senate to try and stop his hateful agenda from moving into law.”

Social media users began to follow suit, using the hashtag #unfollowTrump to say they would unsubscribe.

The move was prompted by Trump’s Saturday attack on House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse to vote next week on bill to create women's history museum The Hill's Morning Report - Icy moments between Trump, Pelosi mark national address Baltimore unveils plaques for courthouse to be named after Elijah Cummings MORE (D-Md.) and the congressman’s home city of Baltimore. Trump called Cummings a “brutal bully” and said his district is a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

“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 tweeted. “If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

Democrats have decried Trump's tweets as being "racist," which the president has denied.

"There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself," Trump tweeted Sunday. "Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!"

The attacks on Cummings follow Trump's slams earlier this month on members of "the squad," a group of four progressive freshman lawmakers, all of whom are minority women.