Ivanka Trump urges support for groups that 'uplift' Baltimore amid father's criticism of city
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White House senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpRubio: Trump impeachment trial is 'stupid' The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds NRSC chair says he'll back GOP incumbents against Trump primary challengers 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 McMahonApril's dumbest and most dangerous coronavirus declarations Trump convenes sports commissioners in hopes of filling stadiums Senate confirms Trump pick for small business chief MORE, according to CNN.


President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE blasted Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse Democrats reintroduce bill to reduce lobbyist influence Trump voters and progressives have a lot in common — and Biden can unite them We must act on lowering cost of prescription drugs 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.