Embattled Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) described his community of Baltimore as a "drug infested area" in a video from a 1999 congressional hearing.
"This morning, I left my community of Baltimore, a drug infested area, where a lot of the drugs we're talking about today have already taken the lives of so many children," Cummings said. "The same children that I watched 14 or 15 years ago as they grew up now walking around like zombies. This is only 40 miles away from here."
President Trump criticized both the city of Baltimore and Cummings in multiple tweets over the past week. He calledRep. Cummings a "brutal bully" and claimed the representative was "screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous."