Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings: Trump’s Language About Black Communities Is ‘insulting’
Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings: Trump’s language about black communities is ‘insulting’
Published March 9 at 10:30 PM
Maryland’s 7th District U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings criticized President Trump for his language about black communities, calling the president’s rhetoric “hurtful” and “insulting” during a White House meeting about prescription drug prices Wednesday.
Trump has referred to “carnage” in the “inner cities” when discussing black communities in speeches. At an August rally, he asked black voters what they “have to lose” by voting for him.
“You live in your poverty, your schools are no good,” Trump said. “You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed.”
Cummings, ranking Democrat on the House Oversight …