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 SandersSenate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Senate mulls changes to .9 trillion coronavirus bill NFL's Justin Jackson praises Sanders for opposing Biden's USDA nominee MORE (I-Vt.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, defended House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman 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). Sunday morning following President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress 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 TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' 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."