BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another who-said-what conflict between President Donald Trump and Congressman Elijah Cummings. This time over how Trump will go down in history.
Trump says the Baltimore Democrat told him during their meeting last month that Trump will be one of the greats, but Cummings has a different take.
When the president said in February that Cummings backed out of a meeting with him, the congressman chalked it up to confusion. Now, on the matter of how Trump will go down in history, he’s calling him out.
Once again, President Trump and Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings clash under a cloud of contradiction.
The latest is a war over the word “if”.
In an interview, the president told The New York Times, “Elijah Cummings [a Democratic representative from Maryland] was in my office and he said, ‘You will go down as one of the great presidents in the history of our country.’
“But I said, and I liked him, but I said that was really nice. He said, in a group of people, ‘You will go down as one of the great presidents in the history of our country.’ And then I watched him on television and I said, “Is that the same man that said that to me?'”
Congressman Cummings disputes that, stating: “During my meeting with the president, and on several occasions since then, I have said repeatedly that he could be a great president if — if — he takes steps to truly represent all Americans rather than continuing on the divisive and harmful path he is currently on.”
President Trump and Congressman Cummings found mutual ground in the meeting they had last month on prescription drugs.
But this is still the first 100 days. It’s probably a little too early for anyone to tell how they’ll go down in history.