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Baltimore-area district pushes back against Trump comments

Victor Toulson, 50, wipes sweat from his face while standing outside of the Sandtown-Winchester Senior Center, Monday, July 29, 2019, in the Sandtown section of Baltimore. Toulson told The Associated Press he was not happy with President Donald Trump's twitter comments over the weekend. In the latest rhetorical shot at lawmakers of color, President Donald Trump vilified  Rep. Elijah Cummings' majority-black Baltimore district as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Trump's tweets paint an incomplete picture of a sprawling district that spans Baltimore City and parts of surrounding counties. It has stretches of empty storefronts and boarded-up homes, as well as trendy neighborhoods dotted with manicured parks and restaurants. It also has Pimlico Race Course, which is home to the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of horse-racing's annual Triple Crown.

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