BALTIMORE (WJZ) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter mid-Thursday morning to offer his condolences to the family of Congressman Elijah Cummings, who died early Thursday morning from long-term health problems
“I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader,” Trump said in the tweet. “His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!”READ MORE: Howard County Public Schools Teacher Helps Feed Students, Families Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019READ MORE: Ravens Home Now On Front Line of COVID-19 Battle; M&T Bank Stadium Opens As Latest Maryland Mass Vaccination Site
The strength President Trump is referring to could be connected to their recent disagreements and the investigations Cummings led on the president’s governmental dealings in 2019- relating to the president’s family members serving in the White House.MORE NEWS: University Of Maryland College Park Students Are Supposed To Be Sequestering Due To COVID-19. A Student Says They Aren't
Cummings was a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.