Cummings Found an 'Enthusiastic' President Trump During Meeting

Cortney O'Brien
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 4:45 PM
Cummings Found an 'Enthusiastic' President Trump During Meeting

Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) anticipated meeting with President Trump about drug prices appears to have gone well. In a press conference outside the White House on Wednesday following their discussion, Cummings shared that he presented a proposal to the president which allows the government to negotiate drug prices. He found Trump to be very open to it.

“He was enthusiastic and clearly aware of the problem,” Cummings said. “He made it clear to us he wanted to do something about it.” 

In addition to discussing drug prices, Cummings said he felt compelled to communicate to the president that "most African-American communities are not places of depression." 

"I think he got it," he said.

The representative also reportedly told the president voter fraud is nonexistent and voter suppression was the real issue and Vice President Pence should investigate.

Cummings plans to file his drug price bill in the next couple weeks.