Sanders: Cummings fights every day to improve life in this country

Sanders: Cummings fights every day to improve life in this country
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Krystal Ball tears into 'Never Trump' Republicans 2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MORE (I-Vt.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, defended House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFederal agency to resume processing some deferred-action requests for migrants Overnight Defense: Trump says he has 'many options' on Iran | Hostage negotiator chosen for national security adviser | Senate Dems block funding bill | Documents show Pentagon spent at least 4K at Trump's Scotland resort Top Oversight Democrat demands immigration brass testify MORE (D-Md). Sunday morning following President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE's attack on the high-ranking Democrat. 

"It's unbelievable that we have a president of the United Stated who attacks American cities, who attacks Americans who attacks somebody who is a friend of mine," Sanders said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." 


Sanders called Cummings one of the most "decent" politicians and said the congressman works every day to improve life in this country. 



Trump tweeted Saturday calling Cummings a "brutal bully" and attacked the city of Baltimore which falls in Cummings district. 

He doubled down on his attack Sunday, claiming Cummings has done "so little for the people of Baltimore." 

Sanders told CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperSanders, Yang to miss CNN's town hall on LGBTQ issues Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' O'Rourke responds to Buttigieg's gun criticism: 'That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place' MORE Trump's constant attacks will not be helpful in his reelection campaign. 

The progressive said Americans are struggling in urban, suburban and rural areas. 

The president's job, he said, is to "bring people together to improve life for all people." 

"Not to have a racist president," Sanders said. 

"If people are behind those issues," he said, noting some of his own progressive proposals, "they will not accept a president who divides us up on the color our skin."