Elijah Cummings Says Donald Trump Made Up Story About Him
Elijah Cummings says Donald Trump made up story about him
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings on Thursday accused President Trump of fabricating a story about his ducking a White House meeting, saying he still looked forward to meeting with the president.
Mr. Trump said at press conference that he had agreed to a meeting with the Maryland Democrat but the congressman’s office was unresponsive to White House phone calls. He made a conjecture that Mr. Cummings could have been dissuaded by Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer or “somebody like that, some other lightweight.”
“He was probably told, ‘Don’t meet with Trump. It’s bad politics,’ ” Mr. Trump said.