Elijah Cummings says Donald Trump made up story about him

Elijah Cummings says Donald Trump made up story about him

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Rep. Elijah Cummings said on Thursday that President Trump invented a story about the Democrat cancelling a scheduled meeting between the two.

During a White House press conference, president Trump said Rep. Elijah Cummings was scheduled to sit down with him but canceled because of pressure from Democratic leaders.

‘I actually thought I had a meeting with Congressman Cummings. And he was all excited,’ Trump told reporter April Ryan.

‘And then he said, “Oh, I can’t move – it might be bad for me politically. I can’t have that meeting.” I was all set to have the meeting,” the president claimed.

‘We called, called, called, called – they can’t make a meeting with him. Every day I walk in, I said, “I would like to meet with him.”

“I have no idea why President Trump would make up a story about me like he did today,” Cummings said.

“I was actually looking forward to meeting with the President about the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. What I have been doing for the past several weeks is working closely with my partner on these efforts, Senator Bernie Sanders.”