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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan condemned President Trump's attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-Md.) Baltimore district on the C4 radio show Monday, calling the president's tweets "outrageous and inappropriate."

Catch up quick: Trump tweeted a series of attacks on Cummings in recent days that targeted Baltimore, calling it a "rodent infested mess" and a place "no human being would want to live." Politicians and members of the Baltimore community have hit back at Trump for his comments, which many have characterized as racist. The hashtag #WeAreBaltimore trended on Twitter this weekend, after a scathing op-ed by the Baltimore Sun slighted Trump with the headline: "Better to have a few rats than to be one."

What they're saying: Hogan, a popular Republican governor who at one point was viewed as a possible primary challenger to Trump, characterized the tweets as a distraction and argued that the focus should remain on substantive change "instead of who's tweeting what and who's calling who what kind of names."

"The irony is, you talk about the National Governors Association. I had just delivered a nationally televised address, on live TV, addressing the nation's governors, talking about this exact point. Talking about the angry and divisive politics that are literally tearing America apart. That the governors have found a better way to govern and move forward, but that Washington is just completely consumed with angry and divisive politics. ... And then 14 hours later we get this tweet that sets off another firestorm. ... It's like, enough is enough. People are just completely fed up with this kind of nonsense. Why are we not focused on solving the problems and getting to work?

Hogan also noted several initiatives, including $5 billion in funding and infrastructure projects, that his administration is working on to boost Baltimore's growth, adding: "We're doing a lot of things, but we sure could use some help from the White House and from the Congress."

The big picture: While Trump has argued that Cummings has not done enough for his district, many have pointed out that the president also has a responsibility to serve struggling American cities. He also recently went on a racist tirade against the "The Squad" for criticizing the U.S., but seemingly failed to see the irony in referring to an American city as a place that "no human being would want to live."

  • Of note: The Washington Post is also reporting that House Republicans have scheduled their yearly policy retreat at a hotel in downtown Baltimore in September. It is customary for presidents to speak at their party's retreats, which could "present an uncomfortable situation for Trump," the Post notes.

Go deeper: Trump's Baltimore attacks plant racial explosives in the urban-rural divide

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Driving the news: President Biden last week expressed "great confidence" in Milley after excerpts released from Costa's and Bob Woodward's book "Peril" revealed calls where Milley admits he would let China know ahead of time if former President Trump decided to attack.

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This week will showcase how more big companies are taking steps to cut emissions — and why corporate pledges only go so far.

The big picture: It's Climate Week. That's the annual New York City event that brings together businesses, governments and activists for speeches, symposiums and pledges. The event typically serves as a venue for corporations to announce their latest efforts, and that's already starting.