Alpha Phi Alpha Stands with Congressman Elijah Cummings

STATEMENT: Alpha Phi Alpha Stands with U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings

LAS VEGAS – Earlier today, President Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, calling him a “bully” and referring to Baltimore, the city Cummings represents, as being a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” 

The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., condemn President Trump for his racist, vile and insensitive remarks about Representative Cummings and the great city of Baltimore, home of our venerable brother, the late Justice Thurgood Marshall where our corporate headquarters is located.  

Representative Cummings has proudly and boldly represented Maryland’s 7th congressional district since 1996.  He currently serves as Chair of the House Oversight Committee. Representative Cummings is an accomplished attorney known for speaking truth to power as he calls out the actions of this country’s current president. 

The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., stand with Representative Cummings. We encourage him to continue leading in a way that represents the best interests of the residents of Baltimore and, by extension, the citizens of these United States. 



Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Visit and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.