Cummings meets with President Trump

Posted at 11:28 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 07:01:17-05

Two House Democrats say President Donald Trump was "enthusiastic" about their proposal to address the high cost of prescription drugs.

Congressmen Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Peter Welch of Vermont met with Trump at the White House to discuss their plan to allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices.

Cummings says the president was enthusiastic and made clear to them that he wants to do something about it.

The Maryland lawmaker says he also urged Trump to consider voter suppression in any voter fraud investigation.

Cummings also told Trump that most black neighborhoods are not places of depression -- in response to how the president referred to inner cities as "ghettos" during his campaign. Cummings says, "I think he got it."

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