Cummings Speaks publicly for first time since Trump tweets

Posted on 08/04/19 | News Source: WBALTV


U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings spoke publicly Saturday afternoon for the first time since the president criticized him and Baltimore in the last week.

"Come to Baltimore. Do not just criticize us, but come to Baltimore, and I promise you, you will be welcomed. I promise you, we will give you every bit of hospitality we've got because every time you come to Baltimore, every time you spend a few dollars in a hotel, that means somebody in this neighborhood is working. It gives them a job. It gives them hope," Cummings said. "It is an honor to be associated with all of these good people."

Cummings, D-District 7, spoke at the grand opening of a new green space in west Baltimore.

This comes after President Donald Trump criticized Cummings and the city on Twitter and at a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday.