Elijah Cummings Tells President Trump His Language Has Been Hurtful to African Americans


John FritzeContact Reporter The Baltimore Sun


Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said he told President Donald Trump during a meeting Wednesday that his language describing African-American communities has been “hurtful” and “insulting,” and suggested the administration look into allegations of voter suppression as well as election fraud.

The exchange came during what appears to have been an otherwise congenial Oval Office meeting in which Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, presented the Republican president and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price with a proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices.

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