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Democratic senator says he won’t follow Trump on Twitter anymore after Cummings tweet

Stefani Reynolds

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Sunday he would unfollow President Trump’s “hate-filled, racist” feed on Twitter after the president’s most recent attack on an African American lawmaker. 

“I’m unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it. So I’m just going to stop,” Murphy tweeted Sunday. “I can’t believe I just typed that.”

The president has 62.4 million followers on his Twitter account. 

Murphy’s decision follows Trump’s weekend attack on Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). 

Trump criticized the congressman, who is black, as well as his Baltimore district.

Trump doubled down on his initial Saturday tweets targeting Cummings on Sunday, when he said the congressman has done “so little for the people of Baltimore.” 

He had called the city “disgusting” and “rodent infested.” {mosads}

Trump’s tweets were widely rebuked by Democrats. 

They comes just weeks after Trump targeted a group of freshmen congresswomen of color tweeting that they should “go back” where they came from. He defended his tweets and said they were not racist. 

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