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Cummings goes viral with MUST-WATCH takedown of Trump official

December 22, 2019


When we hear about stories coming out from
you and your agency that everything is pretty good and you’re doing a great job, I guess
you feel like you’re doing a great job, right? Is that what you’re saying? We’re doing our level best is a very challenging
situation. What does that mean? What does that mean when a child is sitting
in their own feces, can’t take a shower? Come on man. What’s that about? None of us would have our children in that
position. They are human beings! And I’m trying to figure out– and I get tired
of folks saying, ‘oh they’re just beating up on the Border Patrol, oh they’re just beating
up on Homeland Security.’ What I’m saying is I want to concentrate on
these children. And I want to make sure they are okay. I will say it, I’ve said it before and I’ll
say it again, it’s not the deed that you do to a child it’s the memory, it’s the memory. And so, and I told head of Border Patrol the
other day, I said I want to know what’s happening in the meantime. We are the United States of America. We are the greatest country in the world. We are the only ones who can go anywhere in
the world and save people, make sure that they have diapers, make sure that they have
toothbrushes, make sure they’re not laying around defecating in some silver paper. Come on, we’re better than that! I would welcome the opportunity to travel
with you to the border and see how hard our men and women are working to care for children. Border Patrol agents holding children that
were not their own, brought across by smugglers, putting formula in baby bottles together. There is no one defecating in a mylar blanket. We are taking care of these children with
the resources we finally have, they’re moving very quickly through our facilities to Health
and Human Services to a better situation. And I’d be happy to show you that at the border,
Mr. Chairman. This is House Oversight Committee Chairman
Elijah Cummings as he erupted at Trump’s acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary. And rightfully so, because the last several
years of this administration’s immigration policy have been a lot of things, but the
phrase “doing our best” is decidedly NOT one of them. From tearing children away from their parents
to withholding toothpaste and soap to sending people to sleep on concrete floors to not
letting anyone shower, the White House’s policy in dealing with immigrants has been
one humanitarian crisis after the other, even inviting comparisons to concentration camps. And yet STILL, this White House has the audacity
to defend its policies and suggest that they’re doing a good job. An administration that has overseen the deaths
of at least 7 migrants. And you heard the acting DHS secretary suggest
that conditions are finally improving now that they’ve received funding for resources,
a reference to a $4.5 billion dollar bill that would alleviate pressure on detention
centers. But in saying that, he’s doing what this
administration does best: distracting you from a problem we can all see with our own
eyes. Because while he tries to frame this as an
issue of resources, it’s not and it never was. It is and always was about the treatment of
the migrants. It’s about their dignity. It’s about their humanity. It’s about recognizing and acknowledging
that the people at the border are human beings. They are risking their lives to escape the
very narcoterrorism and gang violence that the Republican Party, that the president accuses
them of perpetuating. The rhetoric from the right has been that
of constant, endless, breathless vilification of these people, people who, like millions
of immigrants before them, have come here looking for a better life. People like, for starters, the WIFE of the
guy who has predicated his presidency on attacking immigrants. So he can claim that he was hamstrung by funding,
but limited funding doesn’t stop them from accepting the donations of soap and toothpaste
that people tried to give before being turned away. Limited funding doesn’t stop them from allowing
people to bathe. Limited funding doesn’t stop them from keeping
kids with their parents. In fact, it’s the opposite, as the Department
of Health and Human Services paid MORE to house young migrants who were separated from
their parents, at a rate of a staggering $775 per day. Because, at its core, this isn’t about limited
funding, it’s about cruelty. Now, Republicans will claim that all of this
could be avoided if people emigrate here legally, but they’ve enacted roadblocks that explicitly
PREVENT migrants from doing so. The Trump administration started with its
zero-tolerance policy, that mandated children be separated from their parents. And now, between their use of metering, which
limits the number of people who can claim asylum at the border, and their “Remain
in Mexico” policy, which forces asylum-seekers to stay in potentially dangerous areas, the
very places that they’ve come here to escape, they’re making it nearly impossible to do
the exact thing that they’re claiming the migrants should do. Combine that with their desperation and we’re
left with viral photos like the one of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter
Valeria lying dead in the Rio Grande River because they spent weeks trying to seek asylum
with no success. That’s what it looked like when people tried
to use the resources that Republicans claim are so readily available. So instead of scolding migrants for not coming
through the quote “proper channels,” maybe consider that, by some insidious design, those
proper channels don’t actually exist. We need some type of comprehensive immigration
reform, absolutely. But sooner than that, we need to remember
that the United States has an obligation to treat humans with respect and dignity and
compassion. Like it or not, that’s our job on the international
stage. Our greatness doesn’t come from filling
up auditoriums or getting the highest ratings or having a huge social media following, it
comes from defending the vulnerable, from protecting humanity, from serving as an example
for the rest of the world. And that’s something that this administration,
that the acting DHS secretary, that the president of the United States could use some immediate
brushing up on.

53 Comments

  • Reply Créole Lady July 26, 2019 at 4:22 am

    If you’re not white you’re not human in America. Read the amendments in the constitution. Lunacy. Most racist country in the world. France runs a close second and England third in my experience.

  • Reply James skippinhopper July 26, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    TRUMP 2020!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Lloyd Boyette July 26, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    I feel strongly that Rep. Cummings needs to run for Presidency.

  • Reply tError4O4 July 27, 2019 at 3:03 am

    All these take downs are useless without action. We simply need to reject trumps hate. Do good where you live and show him who America really is. Don’t just watch YouTube clips!

  • Reply ~Vashti7~ July 27, 2019 at 4:21 am

    PREACH ??

  • Reply ~Vashti7~ July 27, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Straight Savage!!! LOVE IT??

  • Reply Goddard Bolt July 27, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Cumming, The REAL Racist!!!

  • Reply R Court July 27, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Corrupt pos Cummings.

  • Reply Herr Drumpf July 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I bet donald trump locks baron trump in a cage. That explains why that child is never seen around

  • Reply sal been July 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    If child survives in his district they go to prison. Whatever

  • Reply Marsolin Antonio July 27, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Cummins district in Maryland is rodent infested.

  • Reply Pilot July 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    When was the USA the " best country in the world?" Apart from military expenditure and Olympic gold medals what are they the best at?

  • Reply Christopher Horner July 27, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Why doesnt cummings care about the kids or people in balitimore i live here people are scared to go to the city

  • Reply Pilot July 27, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Powerful commentary. Yet Tepublicans will still see this as liberal bullshit. Why have they lost the moral compass.? I dont get it.

  • Reply Aaron Garrett July 28, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Hey Cummings you’re distinct is a shit hole you slam trump about the conditions at the border and look at your district your a fucking joke hypocrite

  • Reply Laith Yono July 28, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Black mr magoo

  • Reply michael shea July 28, 2019 at 1:28 am

    elijah cummins is an old man that needs to give his job to some one born after 2000 ad

  • Reply Russell S July 28, 2019 at 2:15 am

    it's always reassuring to see a bunch of idiots being triggered emotionally by rhetoric and hyperbole

  • Reply Ashton Applez July 28, 2019 at 5:54 am

    How bout take care of ur own district Cummings instead of putting illegals first. Fuck you

  • Reply billbo baggins July 28, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    One problem Mr. CUMmings! They broke the law, They broke the law, They broke the law They broke the law, They broke the LAW, THEY BROKE THE LAW, THEY BROKE THE LAW!
    As a lawyer, or whatever you are! Maybe you need to go back and read what breaking the law is and what HAPPENS when you break the law.

  • Reply UndergroundM M July 28, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    The greatest country in the world … nope, you’re currently just a country.

  • Reply Ramon Capinpin July 28, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    CNN is nothing but a big part of the DICTATORSHIP of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA APPARATUS designed to ALTER and INDOCTRINATE the MINDS of the people so that they can ENSLAVE humanity through their constant LIES and non-stop reporting of FAKE NEWS 24/7 and always releasing ridiculous and unbelievable FAKE POLLS and SURVEYS(without scientific methodology) to FIX the results of elections to favor their mostly socialist puppet candidates. The real owners of the DICTATORSHIP of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA APPARATUS in the US were not even AMERICANS…they were FOREIGNERS. Yes…everybody knows that the giant media and entertainment conglomerates all over the world were owned by MULTI NATIONAL CORPORATIONS whose MAJOR STOCKHOLDERS were the multi billionaire friends and relatives of PUTIN…XI JING PIN and other absolute RULERS of countries that hate the United States and wants to destroy it. That's the REAL NEWS.

  • Reply destin duhn July 28, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    It's all just noise till he backs it up with actual accountability

  • Reply Mr. T. July 28, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    TRUMP 2020

  • Reply Ben Dover July 28, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Gets emotional about immagrants
    Doesn't blink with record homicide rate in his own district….k

  • Reply QueensLadyDay July 28, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Cummings had no tears for #FlintWater damaged American children!???

  • Reply Beverly Vinson July 29, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Lets just put trump and his criminal cronies down there . Just for a day . Lock them up . They are too chicken to visit . Trump wont visit ..hes a big mouth liar . And cant have that thrown up in his face . Trump is just a pig in human clothes and has no intelligence to be the president . JUST a fake lieing trump.

  • Reply Ray Chad July 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Pure hate..idiots

  • Reply Wilbert Robichaud July 29, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    CUMINGS is a lying pos. No kids go without toothbrush, diapers or showers. The facilities are the same as they were under Obama, but Obama could do no wrong. Pictures of 2014 being showed on TV ..2014 that was Obama. BTW when Trump asks for funding to help with the border Crisis, Cummings and the Democrats were saying it was a manufactured crisis and refused to release the funding they had approved under Obama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f8ZMHc6rfI

  • Reply Wilbert Robichaud July 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    21 children died in border custody from 2009 to 2015. where was the indignation? That's right under god Obama. The highest number of border deaths on record, official data shows, was in 2005 in which the trek claimed 492 lives, seconded by 2012 in which 471 deaths were recorded by Border Patrol. The fact remains that the totals from 2017 (298) and 2018 (283) are two of the lowest since 1999 – and there was no mass outcry in earlier years with much higher numbers. Hypocrites .

  • Reply frogsoda July 29, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Now just remember that the man doing the so-called dressing down has people in his own District living permanently in far worse conditions than the temporary conditions these children are in. Most of what he's saying is unproven, or proven to be straight up lies anyway

  • Reply Rich T July 29, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    All trash in this video. Lie after lie

  • Reply J Walters July 30, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Grandstanding…. and pandering! What BS AND MOST People can’t do two minutes of investigating on anything before commenting on how great this person is when his district is in the toilet even worse than Mexico is ever been. But people are calling this guy hero I want him to be president? No wonder the world thinks Americans are ignorant… this whole video is full of shit because none of it’s true. So if you want to watch some great fantasy story watch Game of Thrones – this person is AOC. Drama – lies – emotional buttons and ignorance. What a joke!

  • Reply Strick nine July 30, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Elijah Cummings should clean up the literal cesspool and dump that Baltimore has became along with the explosion of crime in Baltimore.
    Yet he is busy with demagoguery about Trump in the form of calling him racist for pointing out that Baltimore is in shambles and it has been pointed out by MANY others only to be agreed with.

  • Reply Bob Platt July 30, 2019 at 4:34 am

    What a race baiting idiot Cummings is.

  • Reply Dale Little July 30, 2019 at 4:49 am

    So now when we say a place is rat, rodent, and crime infested, it is racist? Who made that connection? It was CNN! Now that is real racism! It seems to me that CNN is infested with ignorance!

  • Reply CMTHFAF July 30, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Do your own research!!!
    This video is full of lies. And Cummings is your typical deplorable politician. Shame on him for lying about the boarder. His party is the one that instigated the policies and than took forever to get the resource needed.

  • Reply Darrell Ray Hunt July 30, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    AMAZING! I checked this out this elija cumminggs is an Ass plain and simple Ill bet folks from his district would like these posh food, toiletrys, and snacks. Bought and paid for by our govt but the poor peeps who live in Baltimore go ignored. talk about virtue signaling with out a leg to stand on (principally). This asshole is evil and he is spreading lies. Isnt it against the law to lie in congress arrest this Asshole he is no better than that. FAKEASSFUCKINGNEWS from this idiot who comments at the end BULLSHIT President Trump is doing so much better than Obama how many lives were lost under Obama 14 on average each year. so shut the F#&€ UP!

  • Reply SP King July 30, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Oh man!!! He killed Trump hu….gosh man….i hope they keep sending illegals into the interior, we need tons and tons of criminals to rape all these women and sell all these drugs we got in this country. Damn that Trump man, wants to fix the system…to hell with that!!!!

  • Reply u2mister1 July 30, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    You people are sick. Godless unbaptized slugs that have no grounding in reality. Cummings has NEVER been to the border. He is a slob.

  • Reply Bechal Salvador July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Fix ur damn city before you try to take care of illegal immigrants…ur back yard is rat infested!???

  • Reply Marke Sertalkink July 31, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I love Rep Cummings.

  • Reply TROOT July 31, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    CORRUPT PHONEY GREEDY LIAR!

  • Reply TROOT July 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    SHOOT VIOLATORS ON SIGHT. THAT'S FAIR!

  • Reply MIO PHX August 1, 2019 at 3:13 am

    "Children lying in their own feces"?. He just cant keep himself from lying.

  • Reply Frank August 1, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Is it just me, or does this colored guy look a lot like George Foreman?

  • Reply ross seseverance August 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    We didn't ask these people to come here. The Democrats promised them free stuff not me

  • Reply Strick nine August 2, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Oh, the people with blinders on..
    Elijah Cummings is doing nothing but political theatrics and grandstanding.
    This is a fact as evidenced in this video.

    https://youtu.be/o-OeghUJZ4s

    The only other option is that his priorities are more focused on people that are not even citizens as opposed to Americans from his own district and his home town.

    Either way, he is a dishonest person with zero integrity.

    If you dont watch, then your are afraid of the truth and have no interest in anything other than the latest programmed buzzwords or talking points of the media and democrats…It is complete phony hogwash.

  • Reply Escher's Dragon August 2, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Cummings is a criminal. He has stolen your money and will be exposed, very soon.

  • Reply makingadifference August 3, 2019 at 9:23 am

    This attack from Cummings is why he got exposed by Trump. His hypocrisy of caring more for children at the border than for the citizens in his own district. He's truly living in a glass house and now he has gone silent because he doesn't want anymore stones thrown at that glass house.

  • Reply James Kim August 6, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Cummings just pushing political agenda. What about children in Baltimore?

  • Reply Locate Close with and Destroy August 6, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Blah blah blah blah blah … All I hear is a bunch of virtue signaling from a representative who can’t even take care of his own district.

  • Reply Lucifer September 25, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Meanwhile in Elijah Cummings district …lol

  • Reply Trod T October 17, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Lord Jesus Christ Bless and Protect President Trump.

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