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Trump, Rep. Elijah Cummings spar over meeting that never happened

Trump, Rep. Elijah Cummings spar over meeting that never happened

President Donald Trump said during a freewheeling press conference on Thursday that Rep. Elijah E. Cummings begged off a long-anticipated meeting at the White House, suggesting the Baltimore Democrat was advised such a meeting was bad politics.

Cummings, the top-Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee responding by arguing that Trump's characterization was "made up" and that he hopes the meeting -- focused on the price of prescription drugs -- will still happen.

The accusation came as Trump was asked at a press conference Thursday whether he would seek input from the Congressional Black Caucus on his agenda to address crime, education and...

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