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Trump says he'll meet with 'inner city pastors' amid racial controversies

President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE said Monday he will meet with a group of “Inner City Pastors” amid a series of racial controversies he has stoked with his attacks on black lawmakers.

Trump tweeted the meeting, which was not previously on his public schedule, will take place at 2 p.m.

He did not say which pastors would attend and the White House did not immediately provide further details.

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The president has spent the past several days criticizing House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsDemocrats plot next move after GOP sinks Jan. 6 probe Lawmakers press AbbVie CEO on increased US prices of two drugs Overnight Health Care: AstraZeneca may have included outdated data on vaccine trial, officials say | Pelosi says drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package | Biden administration extends special ObamaCare enrollment until August MORE (D-Md.) and his home city of Baltimore, attacks that followed his heated criticism of four minority, first-term Democratic lawmakers known as the “squad.”

His comments targeting black public figures have been widely condemned by critics, who say he is seeking to exploit racial divisions for political gain during his 2020 reelection race.

He opened a new line of attack Monday morning by targeting the Rev. Al Sharpton.