FLASHBACK: Rep. Elijah Cummings Called Baltimore ‘Drug-Infested’ 20 Years Ago

By Melanie Arter | August 1, 2019 | 1:01pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) – After being called racist for calling out Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and portraying the congressman’s district of Baltimore as rat and “drug-infested” President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted a video, showing Cummings calling his own district “a drug-infested area” in 1999.

“The Radical Left Dems went after me for using the words “drug-infested” concerning Baltimore. Take a look at Elijah C,” Trump tweeted.


“This morning, I left my community of Baltimore – a drug-infested area, where a lot of the drugs that we’re talking about today have already taken the lives of so many children - the same children that I watched 14 or 15 years ago as they grew up now walking around like zombies. This is only 40 miles away from here,” Cummings said in the video from a congressional committee hearing.

The president has taken heat for calling Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and a “very dangerous & filthy place.”



“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.

“As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,” he added.

“Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!” the president tweeted.


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