Mar 9, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Elijah Cummings asked Trump to cool it on "hurtful" rhetoric

Rep. Elijah Cummings, an influential House Democrat, met with President Trump on Wednesday. He told reporters after the meeting that he requested Trump acknowledge "most African-American folk are doing very, very well."

"And when we hear those words about carnage and we're living depressed situations, I told him that it was very hurtful to people."

.@RepCummings says he told Pres. Trump "it would be good for him to acknowledge that most African-American people are doing very, very well"ā€” ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 8, 2017

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