Clinton Appears to Take a Jab at Trump in Cummings Eulogy with Old Testament Reference

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While speaking at the memorial service for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), former secretary of state Hillary Clinton appeared to take jab a President Donald Trump.

During her eulogy of Cummings, Clinton praised his record as a lawmaker and compared him to Elijah the prophet from the Old Testament of the Bible:

“It is no coincidence, is it, that Elijah Cummings shared a name with an Old Testament prophet, whose name meant in Hebrew ‘the lord is my god.’ And who used the power and the wisdom that God gave him to uphold the moral law that all people are subject to.”

Watch her comments below:

Then she appeared to take a jab at Trump, likening Cummings’ arguments with the president to the record in the Bible where the prophet Elijah took a stand against King Ahab:

“Like that Old Testament prophet, he stood against corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.”

While Clinton did not reference Trump by name, supporters of Trump saw it as a slight against the president.

Trump and Cummings had several public feuds before he passed away this week. In July, Trump unleashed series of tweets aimed at Cummings’ record, and called the Maryland congressman a “racist.”

However, after Cummings’ death, Trump put partisanship aside and sent out a tweet lauding the Cummings’ accomplishments:

Clinton was just one of the several Democratic leaders scheduled to speak at Cummings’ memorial service.

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TOM
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“supporters of Trump saw it as a slight against the president.”

I see it as a slight against the Jews, Christians, and God.

banstan
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philly- just how is the district that he represented doing? Just HOW is he “one of the best of us”? You have shown that all YOU need to declare someone “one of the best of us” is that he or she is a liberal dimocrat who has not accomplished a thing for the people he or she represents, but he or she is a Trump-hater. You have shown with all of your outrageous comments that all it takes for you declare someone,”one of the best of us” is that he or she hates Trump. Only ONE qualification for that list… Read more »

banstan
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Still waiting, philly. Just WHAT did elijah cummings do for you to say he was “one of the best of us”?

banstan
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philly- please explain how cummings is “one of the best of us”. What legislation did he author? What has he done? “one of the best of us”? REALLY? Just WHAT has he done for you to say he was “one of the best of us”?

Phyllis Softa
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I realize that this is difficult to comprehend, but the funeral was not about Trump.—It was a day to celebrate the life of one of the best of us. WHY not listen and learn how someone can say positive recollections of our own lives when our passing occurs? Live our lives honorably, showing respect for others was the message of every speaker. Many have forgotten the basic teachings of childhood. Golden rule was easy to understand when we were children–But many adults appear to have abandoned its simple message. Rep. Cummings did not abandon the lesson. If you listened to… Read more »

Sherri
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The left are all alike.

B
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Poor form but then what else would one expect from Hillary!

B
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Bad form Hillary. She can’t even leave politics out of a solemn event.

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