Two words Elijah Cummings said in 1999 just came back to bite him in a big way

Rep. Elijah Cummings is reveling in his 15 minutes of fame after Trump called him out for failing his city of Baltimore.

He claims that Trump is wrong with his statements about Baltimore, and the mainstream media is eating it up.

But two words Elijah Cummings said in 1999 just came back to bite him in a big way.

One of the problems long-serving Democrats continue to face is their decades-old statements and policies.

The Democrat Party hasn’t always been as insanely far Left-wing as it has become today.

So positions from high-level Democrats ten years ago are much different than they are today.

And as it turns out, in 1999, Elijah Cummings agreed with President Trump about the poverty conditions in Baltimore.

He spoke to Congress, stating that his community in Baltimore is “drug-infested,” and that many of the children he knew 14 or 15 years ago are “walking around like zombies.”

The Daily Caller reports:

The Trump campaign uncovered video Wednesday of Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings calling his district in Baltimore “drug-infested” in 1999.

“This morning, I left my community of Baltimore, a drug-infested area, where a lot of the drugs we are talking about today have already taken the lives of so many children,” Cummings said during a 1999 congressional hearing. “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,” he added.

The resurfaced video comes as President Donald Trump has been accused of racism for referring to Baltimore as “rodent infested” and a place that no human would want to live.
Trump partially blamed Cummings, who has represented part of Baltimore for over 20 years, for the conditions in the major Maryland city.”

These statements go even further than President Trump’s remarks about Baltimore.

So naturally, Trump’s campaign team took the video and pushed it out on their Twitter page.



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82 Responses

  1. Jack Handy says:

    ‘elija’ & ‘ iLK’ Squelched / Squandered ALL
    the $$$ ‘granted ‘ Baltimore for Assistance.

  2. Tony Moffa says:

    Why don’t he stay in his home town that’s he represents and help them out and clean it up!! But yet he’ll sit at the White House and cause problems which he has no clue about!! He’s just a Trump Hater!! He’s has to GO!! RETIRE OR JUST LEAVE PLEASE…. USA #1

    • Ron jr. says:

      Give that ho ho a big fat broom to clean up his district. Monkey see , monkey do….
      Bill Hurd the turd
      Just about any Democrat ran city

      • Jack Handy says:

        Hey Ron jr. – i read 0mar’s Staff
        QUIT her. hmmm___ haha.
        > Maybe that’s Why No ‘recent’
        news re ‘the Somolian’ Rep. in Minn.
        > Also Gov. ‘k’ Need a ‘slap down’ .

        • phanna chan says:

          hey JACK HANDY the rat infest FACE gone and second will follow to.u know who?.2nd is mr NADLER u know why?.heart attack cause HATE everywhere hate and hate even take dump in restroom still see face that hate can not anything else that call syndrom hate heart attack.

    • KatRob67r says:

      Wherever africans infest there is a rat and roach problem, goes with the territory, they gravitate towards each other.

      • Jack Handy says:

        0u, that’s Not true. Saying that causes More ‘probs’___
        > I am acquainted W/ V. ‘Classy/ Affluent
        ‘Brothers & Sisters’. & They put some ‘white folks’
        To Shame. Soooo —- Basically, we all need to
        ‘come Together’. The Dems CONTINUE to ‘AGGRAVATE’.

  3. stephen says:

    if Elijah cumming wants to serve his rat and crime infected place in Baltimore then live and work there instead of barking at the back of the president of the united states. The Black majority crime infected people are crying out for help but their representative like Elijah cumming does not care for his people. And it is the people of the Baltimore recall him and put it put a person who is really caring the people of Baltimore

  4. The radical party is the right wing. IThe planet Video tape of Trump is redent infested, what Roy Morre did tears ago is Rodet infested, nd to boot. It is getting close to Jeffery Epstein which stinks to hgih heaven,And Trump had a private party wioth Epstein and about 24 of his girls at Mar Largo. . Are certain people above the Law gthere radicl Leftt wings. The country is full of rodent infested places, and bey mor of them are right wing, then left wing, That is awhy we are BabylonWith Hannirty, ansd Rush Limbaugh on the right, maaybe it is time for the Civil war , The faster we go there, the Faster that we get totally destroyed in one hours. Then Trump, and the republican congress can head to Muscow. It is time to occupy Trump Tower Moscow. Moscow Mitch will feel right at home, there.

  5. Ernst says:

    Baltimore is definitely rat-infested, and one of the rats is named Elijah Cummings.

    • Jose says:

      Cummings is a fraud and along with his wife, have had questionable dealings as a public official. wifey runs 2 organizations with similar names and one is a Non-profit and the other for profit. What happened the the billions of dollars his city has received. Obmmie gave him 1.2 billion dollars from the failed stimulus package. Who is spending the $$$$$$??

  6. libra says:

    Rep. Elijah Cummings does not live in the apartment that was burgled.. It is his voting address. He lives in Inner Harbor with his trophy wife who is in trouble for stealing from a charity she works for.. Elijah has helped her launder the money.. They live in a condo in the Ritz Carleton Hotel in an apartment that costs from 1.5 million to 2.5 million dollars. I cannot even imagine the maintenance fees there but I imagine they are at least 10 thousand dollars a month. The apartment is in his wife’s name. Being a politician for 20+ years has it’s rewards–like the billions given by the federal Govt. to clean up Baltimore and Elijah probably knows where that money went because it did not go to clean up Baltimore. He wants to impeach President Trump . I don’t think the Demomarxists want Trump snooping into where all of those billions went when Obama was passing out billions like it was water.

    • Ernst says:

      Excellent comment. Perfectly correct!

    • Patricia Overbey says:

      WOW i guess it is where the millions are going in stead of straightening out Baltimore. Just like Puerto Rico & all the other countries that are receiving money from the USA for years yet the people live in squaler [sp] God bless President Trump & God bless the USA.

  7. zee says:

    Welll, it just goes to show ya, WORDS Mean THINGS,
    & 20 Yrs. Later for ‘elijah’. POTUS to Be
    ‘commended’ & Thank you,
    For ‘Calling him (elijah’) 0UT !!!
    >BTW: EVEN HERE on this Site, Words Mean ‘thangs’.
    E’thing IS ‘logged’ 0n a ‘database’ & Categorized.
    > & ‘i’ Take Responsibility, For E’vry Dam thing i say/ink.
    Do you???

  8. N says:

    Baltimore’s numbers are the worst in the United States on Crime and the Economy. Billions of dollars have been pumped in over the years, but to no avail. The money was stolen or wasted. Ask Elijah Cummings where it went?

  9. tinker68 says:

    Cummings: Well, look how far I’ve come, how much money I have now, compared to when I first represented Baltimore. I must be doing a good job or it wouldn’t show like it does. We need more government funds to really make me more successful. President trump is trying to hurt me by not helping Baltimore. With more funds I could really show progress in the areas of my expertise.

  10. Roger says:

    And they outlawed the KKK


  11. congres crooked says:

    Congres did nothing in lest 30 years, the congress is ther for bigincome , coffee leep and sex

  12. Gerald Ladd says:

    The biggest rat there is Elijah Cummings

    • george says:

      this guy should be impeached, he is trying to tear down America

      • Dr. Richard says:

        Obviously you are referring to our President whose every act works to tear down our country while he tells his supporters he is doing just the opposite; it’s just amazing that they believe his every lie and will defend him no matter the proofs that smack them squarely in the head. Before it’s too late these idiots must be re-programmed to see what is actually going on with Trump,his administration, and his utterly spineless Senate under airtight control by his lackey-in-chief Mitch McConnell.

        • Colleen La Rose says:

          Mr. Richard
          Please tell me where you are a doctor at (I rather doubt you are a doctor), so I can make sure never to go there.

          • Patricia Overbey says:

            Gotcha I agree. It is never going to change with these deranged democrats until they start being mad to be accountable for all their actions. Hillary Coney & all the rest.

        • Armond Fukbukit says:

          Wow, Doc – you really need to put down the Crack pipe. The Democratic Party is mentally and morally impotent. They create pain to effect they change they WANT (and seldom need). They are the ones who divided this Nation, not Republicans (and Certainly Obama was the great Divider; Not Trump). Democrats put emphasis on where people came FROM not Where they ARE. I’m not an Egyptian American; I am an AMERICAN from Egyptian descent. Republicans are ALL Americans. You could learn something from us.

        • E. R. Scott Baker says:

          Dr. Richard, it appears that Mr Cummings has had almost 20 (Twenty) years to take care or or correct or deminish the problems with his city. It has only become worse. AND Trump is the one not being truthfull?

        • doug says:

          A Dr.? Reprogramed? Sounds like indoctrination….is that a course you teach as part of your expertise of reprograming?
          Purely idiotic talk…but then…’re obviously a product of the indoctrination system

    • Cliff says:

      Correct! These sleazy “politicians” should be more mindful of those “pesky videos” that always seem to come back to bite them in the ASS after telling their constant LIES.

  13. Joe Bierce says:

    BMore was a nice place when I last visited. 1956.

  14. Jack says:

    cummings is simply a career polititian, that has been called out, for the truth. There are a lot more of them, that need the same exposure.

    • gouchrcouch says:


    • KATH says:


    • Patricia Overbey says:

      Term limits made then they will start working for the PEOPLE instead of lining their pockets etc etc.

  15. Bruce Pestell says:

    NPR proudly announced this morning, in the liberal choir led by Scott Simon, that Trump is a racist and repeated phrases , out of context, of his tweets that prove it. They then reported the retirement of the only black GOP congressman as further proof of his racism. They followed up with a “report” that the majority of the house wants to impeach the president, correcting the statement later in the piece that it is actually not a majority of the house, but a majority of the democrats. More well crafted propaganda from the tax funded outlet.

  16. Robert Ratto says:

    Why is it when a light skin person states a fact it can be considered racist and when a dark skin person states the same fact its no? Why is it when democrats are in charge of an area the crime rates climb and when conservative Republicans are control of the same area crime goes down? If something doesn’t work why kept doing it. There are politicians whose only concern is power and the only way to keep it is to develop a voter base even if i mean the destruction of the community they represent. For many politicians representation is a job. This was never meant to be. It was suppose to be a service. The mistake that has been made is allowing it to become a job. Here is what needs to be done. Term Limits, Each state determines the wages of their representatives and pays them,when they leave office their wages and benefits stop and are to be held accountable to the same laws the rest of us has to live under. Until we do this they are going to continue to run a muck and crimes rates are going to continue to raise. the What is happening in Baltimore and other liberal controlled cities can laid at Cummings and other liberals feet because they are not concerned for welfare of the people and will say anything and allow anything to help grow their voter base.

    • Phyllis R says:

      So true. How about Medicare for all and having us pay for illegal immigrants medical care?
      The Dems don’t care about the homeless that are citizens and should be taken care of.

  17. Robert powell says:

    either the voters of baltimore should be the POSTER-CHILDREN FOR STUPID or the vote is being fixed by the democrats. this kind of stupidity is rampant in ALL OF THE DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CITYS.

  18. Jim says:

    The truth cannot ever be racist, its just the TRUTH and that can never be racist. Get a life.

    • Phyllis says:

      You need to understand. Liberals only know 2 words, racist and impeachment. They don’t need to know anything else, to make themselves rich and powerful, on the backs of the American people.

  19. Allan Terry says:

    I has become enshrined in Democrat politics to do nothing to solve major problems, blame Republicans for those problems, and offer no workable solutions. People like Cummings, Waters, and AOC are elected and re-elected to Congress only because their racial and ethnic factors match a majority of voters in their districts. They vote the way Schumer and Pelosi tell them to. As a reward, the DNC won’t allow other (competent) Democrat candidates to challenge them in primary elections. Even when Democrats have controlled both the House and Senate, plus the Presidency conditions in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, etc. only gotten worse. Now, Democrat leadership has begun to abandon their loyal black voters in favor of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

  20. Cindy says:

    Our family used to like visiting Baltimore, the Inner Harbor or an O’s game. Won’t go anymore as the city is not safe, even in those areas.

  21. LEE says:


    • libra says:

      Lee: you would be afraid to go to Inner Harbor today–gangs at work–holding up folks eating in outside restaurants. While Elijah resides in the Ritz Carleton Hotel in Inner Harbor.. Trust me–no gang member will ever get inside the Ritz to rob Elijah. He does not live in the apartment listed as his address. The one that was robbed. It is only for voting purposes. If he lies on the census about his address–Will that be a federal offense? Too bad Elijah–the SHTF and you have been exposed.

  22. Colleen La Rose says:

    There’s nothing”racist” in pointing out the truth to begin with, but by Elijah Cummings standards, he must be a self-hating black man. & further more it’s past time to investigate all these Democrat run cities on what they do with the $$ they get that I assume is supposed to be spent on improvements. …wanna take a gander at these libs bank account??!!

    • Allan Terry says:

      Pres. Trump should demand all Senators and Representatives in Congress publish THEIR tax and investment records since they were first elected BEFORE he will release his! While in office, Trump’s records fall under “Executive Privilege.” However, voters should know from where and how much members of Congress receive from wealthy campaign donors!

      • Al says:

        Great idea but how do you get it into law with a do nothing congress. If it happened like you suggest there would be a lot of vacant seats. What a great day for our country that would be!!

      • Colleen La Rose says:

        Allan Terry
        If ever this is going t o get done, it will be by President Trump, if not this year, thank GOD, he will 4 more years to drain the swamp!

    • george says:

      this guy should be impeached, he is trying to tear down America vote him out.

      • Colleen La Rose says:

        Maybe now, thanks to President Trump, the public will realize all the damage these liberals are doing & get rid of them once & for all!

    • CrawfishFestival says:

      After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, so much corruption surfaced, democrats mayor Nagin, US congressman jefferson and their co-conspirators are serving PRISON tome for Racketeering.

      Morial-Landrieu dynasty….

      A Morial Aunt was on the Payroll for The New Orleans Public School system, being paid under her maiden name. Stated embezzlement and payroll FRAUD $333,000 – but had to be much more$

      A Morial uncle who acquired his job at Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in the 1970s, was indicted after Hurricane Katrina 2005, for just “one” incident of embezzlement = $500,000.00, placing $350,000 into his own personal bank account on the day of the THEFT, and never having to expose the identity of the person who acquired the other $150,000.00 of the stolen RTA $500,000.00.
      FEDS closed the investigation down, or did the ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATE that controls the City of New Orleans, w corrupt bank officials involved in their scheming activities.

      • Colleen La Rose says:

        You know this is another prime example of the hypocrisy on the left. There is evidence out the kazoo showing the crimes they are guilty of, yet crickets is all you hear from the lamestream media, yet (even though I know he don’t drink) if President Trump even ordered a white Russian (which is Sean Hannity’s favorite drink), the libs would scream “RUSSIA CONSPIRACY “!!!! It makes me so mad!!!

  23. Jeffrey says:

    Cummings and his wife are thugs, extortionists and embezzlers. Prison is too good for these sub human simians.

    • Colleen La Rose says:

      Tax-payers will still be supporting these thugs even if they are in prison. I wish they could all be round up & set adrift in the dead sea.

  24. Roberto Fiad says:

    Speaking of the famous saying, “Look before you leap,” I’ll add another: “Think before you speak.”

  25. John Ferretti says:

    The Democrap party is about themselves, not for this Nation. How can you vote for a party that only wants bad things for this Nation?? GOD help us.

  26. Marvin says:

    For the good of Baltimore Mr Cummings should resign his position as a member of Congress for his failure.

  27. Dewey says:

    He is proof positive of the need for term limits. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Cummings is a farce that has done nothing for Baltimore in 24 years. Look at the statistics they are the worst in America!We know allot about figure heads, look at Mueller.

  28. William says:

    Bernie Sanders visited Rep. Elijah Cummings district in 2015. He was shocked by what he saw.

    “You would think that you were in a third world country,” Sanders said. “We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable.”
    The Washington Examiner dug up a tweet from 2016 in which Sanders wrote: “Residents of Baltimore’s poorest boroughs have lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That is a disgrace.” AND TRUMP IS A RACISTS?
    In February, USA Today published a list of the “25 Most Dangerous Cities in America,” which was compiled using data from the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Report. Baltimore ranked as the third most dangerous city in terms of “murder … non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.” AND TRUMP IS A RACISTS?
    Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh complaining about the poor conditions in part of the city, specifically “rats” and “dead animals.” As Pugh toured the neighborhood, she said: “What the hell? We should just take all this sh*t down. … Whoa, you can smell the rats. … Whew, Jesus. … Oh, my God, you can smell the dead animals.” AND TRUMP IS A RACISTS?
    Cops in South Bend, Ind., are anonymously speaking out against Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s response to a recent police shooting, claiming his lack of support has resulted in morale hitting rock bottom as several officers consider leaving the force, according to a FOX News report. “Morale around here has been terrible,” a 20-year veteran of the South Bend Police Department is quoted as saying, while another officer added, “I don’t think he could ever fix the damage that he’s done.” AND TRUMP IS A RACISTS?

    • Cindy says:

      Don’t you know that the Dems can say anything and can not be called racist?

    • Allan Terry says:

      This is proof not all the DemocRATS haven’t moved to Washington!

    • CrawfishFestival says:

      Good post, William.

    • Donald Duck says:


      • lzib says:

        Ok, Don Duck so defend Cummings then, instead of saying “fox news” why not explain which part is not true? What part of Baltimore’s dilapidated, violent, poverty-stricken drug-infested ratty streets are places -YOU want to live?

        Denying the Truth does not make it Untrue and just because it is pointed out (even if done rudely) by someone you don’t like, does not make it Untrue!

        So, Defend the lie if you can. Pointing out the truth also does not make you a Racist and using the label of Racist as a shield against criticism is no longer going to work. We Don’t Care what you call us nor does Trump, we will call a spade a spade and you can go and hide your head back in your CNN propaganda hole where you will be spoonfed all the lies you need to make you feel superior at the cost of mass suffering of those you ignore.

        Lord, save us from the consequences of Liberal compassion and shortsighted questionable morality that always comes at the expense of others.

        Let go of the hate and you may even be able to recognize the truth when you see it DD!

  29. Rebecca A Griggs says:

    KARMA does Not PLAY WELL .

  30. Timothy Toroian says:

    His memory seems to be a bit off. The REALLY sad part is that that part of Baltimore hasn’t really changed.

    • Elmer Fudd says:


      • Archer says:

        Mr. Fudd and Mr. Duck whom I believe is the same sad person, please take a civics class. Mitch McConnell is a Senator along with Rand Paul for Kentucky. Senators represent the entire state, they do not have a district. Can the dems do nothing else but lie? It seems to be their entire platform.

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