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Ivanka Trump urges support for groups that 'uplift' Baltimore amid father's criticism of city

Ivanka Trump urges support for groups that 'uplift' Baltimore amid father's criticism of city

White House senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpMary Trump calls Donald Trump Jr. her 'stupidest' relative Trump Tower debt added to watch list as vacancies rise House panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe MORE on Tuesday voiced support for policies and organizations that help “uplift the great people” of Baltimore, but she did not weigh in on her father's recent attacks on the city and its lawmakers.

“In spring 2017, after visiting the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Greater Baltimore Urban League, I donated proceeds from my book to fund a @NatUrbanLeague Women’s Initiative, incubated in Baltimore, to assist women in starting and growing successful businesses,” the president's eldest daughter tweeted.

“I encourage everyone to advance smart policy and/or support organizations that uplift the great people of ‘Charm City,’” she added, referring to the city by its nickname. 

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Trump donated $100,000 of the proceeds from her 2017 book “Women Who Work” to the National Urban League after attending a roundtable with local Baltimore business owners, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, and then-Small Business Administrator Linda McMahonLinda Marie McMahonTomorrow's special election in Texas is the Democrats' best House hope in 2021 April's dumbest and most dangerous coronavirus declarations Trump convenes sports commissioners in hopes of filling stadiums MORE, according to CNN.

President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE blasted Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFormer GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik suing Candace Owens for defamation Former Cummings staffer unveils congressional bid McCarthy, GOP face a delicate dance on Jan. 6 committee MORE (D-Md.) on Saturday for criticizing his administration’s policies on the southern border. He called Baltimore, which is part of Cummings’s district, a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

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The president kept up his attacks on Cummings, accusing him in a tweet of doing “NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district.” Trump has also gone after critics who characterized the tweets as racist.