Trump Unexpectedly Praises Cummings After Repeatedly Attacking Him In July

President Donald Trump was speaking to reporters on Monday when he suddenly doled out praise for a onetime target of his racist tweets: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).


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I get the feeling Toadglans thinks this will somehow dissuade Cummings from investigating his crimes. Fat chance, fatso.

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Senior moment?

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This is one of the ways Alzheimer’s can work, yes.

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He has to remain in the White House for the Rest of His Life.

Think about that

This means that the GOP and FOX have to convince 65%-70% of Americans to allow this to take place

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Cummings can come after you and Elaine Chao at the same time, you know.

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It was an unexpected comment from Trump, who generally doubles down on his attacks against foes whenever he receives criticism for his rhetoric.

Blah, blah, blah. Talk is cheap. Feigned empathy is even cheaper.

Trumpp hasn’t pushed Congress to do anything about drug prices. All he did was give Cummings a “like” that will be removed at the first opportunity.

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“And I saw him get emotional talking about drug prices. Seriously emotional.”

I’m betting he met with Martin Shkreli, who was getting really emotional about raising drug prices.

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Yep, he’s already forgotten his attacks on Cummings.

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“I had a great meeting with Elijah Cummings…”

"The Guess Who is an example of a band that’s doing an amazing job, and is being recognized more and more, I notice.”

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Donnie is being a manipulative prick again?? How unlike him… Sigh.

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Way to fence-mend, stable genius. This is even cleverer than having your picture taken with a taco bowl, and totally not crude or obvious. Your plan is working mwahahahahaaaaa!!!

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Exactly! He’s such an idiot and he thinks the same tactics that work on him will work on everyone else. He thinks he can just flatter Cummings into backing down because it’s exactly what he does every time some dictator says something nice about him.

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Either Donald has Cummings mixed up with Kanye West or he’s completely forgotten the tweets he wrote about him in July. Probably both.

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Melannie needs to leave the door open late at night so Donald can wander onto the streets of DC after midnight. He would surely be an innocent victim of a drive by shooting and we could bury him in an unmarked grave as nobody would ever claim the body?

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“I had a great meeting with Elijah Cummings in this office very early in my tenure, and it was a meeting on drug prices,” Trump said on Monday. “And I saw him get emotional talking about drug prices. Seriously emotional.”

“And Elijah told me, ‘Sir, I get very emotional about drug prices.’”

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Donald doesn’t flatter anybody but himself. He doesn’t ask for help either. He just makes edicts which everyone else ignores. I’m sure Cummings finds all this about as funny as he does Bill Maher.

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You better hide your heart.

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“I looked into Elijah Cummings’ eyes and I saw… drug prices. It was a very touching moment. Very special for his people, his city, his community. Yes, very touching.”

OT but anyone else notice that the upholstery on the chairs in that drawing room is a fifties shade of yellow that makes it look plastic and tacky in these photo-ops?

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Earlier today one of Cummings’ committees announced it was investigating actions taken by Elaine Chao to benefit her family at the Department of Transportation.

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