Ivanka Trump urges support for groups that 'uplift' Baltimore amid father's criticism of city
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White House senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpJared Kushner's sister-in-law Karlie Kloss says she will vote against Trump in 2020 Trump scheduled to attend Davos amid impeachment trial Lawmakers introduce bill to bolster artificial intelligence, quantum computing 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. 

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 McMahonSenate confirms Trump pick for small business chief On The Money: Senate chairman opposes cannabis banking bill | Panel advances Trump pick for Small Business Administration | Judge tosses NY state fraud charges against Manafort Senate panel advances Trump's nominee to lead Small Business Administration MORE, according to CNN.


President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE blasted Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsBaltimore unveils plaques for courthouse to be named after Elijah Cummings GOP leaders encourage retiring lawmakers to give up committee posts Pelosi taps Virginia Democrat for key post on economic panel 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.”

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.