Obama Pays Tribute To Cummings: ‘Being A Strong Man Includes Being Kind’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC


Former President Obama reflects on the word "honorable" while memorializing the late Rep. Elijah Cummings: "This is a title that we confer on all kinds of people who get elected to public office, we're supposed to introduce them as honorable, but Elijah Cummings was honorable before he was elected to office. There's a difference." Aired on 10/25/19.
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Obama Pays Tribute To Cummings: ‘Being A Strong Man Includes Being Kind’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

76 Comments on "Obama Pays Tribute To Cummings: ‘Being A Strong Man Includes Being Kind’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. Rozewill Williams | October 25, 2019 at 3:37 PM | Reply

    Great going home event, from a Great President Obama

    • Douglas Robinson | October 25, 2019 at 7:46 PM | Reply


    • @MELPCSR Jr. Making you butthurt isn’t illegal.

    • Meanwhile, *most* predictably…
      *’Snowflake #45’* had *yet another ‘twittyfeed tantrum’* today, *whining* about how ‘unfair’ *everyone’s* been *to* him. 🍼👶🍼
      Poor put-upon prezzy… 😏

  2. I’ve almost forgotten what it was like to listen to a president that is articulate and genuine.

    • Gregory Parrott | October 26, 2019 at 1:42 AM | Reply

      Alex Ocasio-Gomez Sounds like you’re a cheap ‘bot.

    • A Traitor’s Justice.
      Panic in DC.
      For those who decide to save the taxpayers some money – There is no escaping God.

    • ~ *sighs* ~
      Everybody ‘member when the “Q-approved arrests!!1!” were supposed to 💯 happen…waaaay back in 2017? 😴
      Then 2018? 🙄
      Then ‘January, 2019’… 😐
      Then ‘February’…
      Then ‘March’…
      Then ‘April’…
      Then ‘May’…
      Then ‘June’…
      Then ‘July’…
      Then ‘August, with Comey’…’for sure!’👍
      We just wish the ‘Qballs’ would’ve held their breath, waiting… 🤢

  3. VAGA Official TV | October 25, 2019 at 3:41 PM | Reply

    Obama was loved by the whole planet 🌍 never seen anything like that…

    • @Jeffrey Photonboy Don’t forget a fraud that grew up in cushy Yorktown Heights not the Bronx.

    • American RACISTS and PARTISANS hated him. Because, well, BECAUSE he was so loved by the rest of everyone! lol
      Basically the same people who are now supporting Trump NO MATTER HOW RIDICULOUS he gets. They’re either racist, morons, or both.

    • @Dientera – The Raging Gentleman you seem to be the expert you communist pos

  4. President Obama the voice of calm & reason

    • Panic in DC.
      A Traitor’s Justice.

    • @David Drake

      It’s hard to wrap my mind around the idea that you think that the US cannot have enemies without a declaration of war…

      By your (bizzare, absurd) definition, it wouldn’t be treason for, say, an American general to join and aid ISIS or Al Queda, or to sell a nuke to North Korea!

      There hasn’t been a declaration of war since… 1942!!! So… If someone gave military secrets to North Veitnam, during that conflict, or to Iraq in 1991… Are you REALLY suggesting that they couldn’t be prosecuted for treason?

      Have you even ever really READ and STUDIED the Constitution? (Or the applicable court precedents? …there are many, and they ALL disagree with your simplistic interpretation!) Do you REALLY think that the ‘enemies’ of the US are limited to nation states upon which the US has formally declared war? (Though that IS the usual context for such prosecutions, there is NO statutory definition of such!)

      REALLY!!?? Where do you get this crap? (let me guess, you are a college freshman that thinks they know everything since you took ONE American government class? It’s okay… I’ve been there… It’s hard being 18, eh…? Grow up.)

  5. Michael Schwartz | October 25, 2019 at 3:52 PM | Reply

    Only classless thugs think kindness and weakness are the same thing.

  6. Damn…I’m crying. Elijah Cummings was honored by the REAL presidents of the United States. I’m SO glad the orange traitor did not come. His presence would’ve dishonored this honorable man.

  7. A dignified and profoundly wise speaker. Without the need for sound bites and repetitive babyspeak language. How wonderful to hear a speaker with heart and who is emotionally and morally mature to reach adults, educated or not, the words resonate. Missed in this administration as they are lost in inanity of me, myself and I, greed for power and the dollar.

  8. I miss a president who loved his country.

  9. *A President from a time when America used to be great.*

  10. Remember when we had a compassionate, decent human being in the Oval Office?

  11. It’s an honour to see this fine man eulogise another fine man. I miss you President Obama.

  12. As long as there are heroes like Elijah we can remember and speakers like Obama who can inspire us, there is hope for America and the planet upon which she resides.

  13. Remember when the president knew how to SPEAK English, in complete sentences🍻💪

  14. Katherine Banks | October 25, 2019 at 4:31 PM | Reply

    … so THIS is what a legitimate president sounds like.

    It’s nice.

    • Clarence J. Tillman III, Considering that is exactly what Obama and Biden did to Biden’s Family’s personal financial benefit and investigation of Biden’s personal benefit was Trump’s goal?
      That is exactly the enforcement of law the executive branch should be doing.
      Hate to tell you this but the only thing that exposed was that Biden with Obama’s approval committed a major felony to the benefit of his son.
      If you want to go after Trump for pressuring for an investigation you will need to criminally charge and convict Obama and Biden first or the courts will toss it.

    • Clarence J. Tillman III | October 26, 2019 at 4:28 AM | Reply

      @David Grover I’m sorry but I researched the issue with Biden’s family’s personal gains, such as his son joining the board of directors and I haven’t found any evidence of the felony. Could you please send me a link or explain in depth what the felony was, and why Trump did not go to the FBI or CIA to investigate this matter instead of a foreign government?

    • Clarence J. Tillman III, Biden’s son was a prime subject of the investigation and the crime was committed in and against a foreign country.
      Biden’s crime was pressuring a foreign country using his office to his son’s benefit.
      The FBI has no jurisdiction in the initial crime and the CIA isn’t a Law Enforcement agency.

    • Clarence J. Tillman III | October 26, 2019 at 4:53 AM | Reply

      @David Grover It’s documented that he pressured a corrupt ukraineian official to step down, however I don’t see how that has to do with the gas company his son joined though. Please explain more in detail.

    • Clarence J. Tillman III, Back here in reality that “Corrupt Ukrainian official” Joe has removed is a prosecutor that is held in high regard by many governments.

  15. Barack Obama, quel homme inspirant!
    Elijah Cummings l’était aussi bien sûr!

  16. My heart flutters a bit at the memory of a man who knows how to craft his words. I miss Obama.

    • Debra Curry Oh thank god. I got the chills, was like wth 🤔. The contrast between this president and the one who conned his way in at present, the split is so far apart you could measure it in astronomical terms.

  17. I miss having a president with honor!

    • @Sandra Gouthro – Whereas #45’s *cheated and lied to* his partners, both in business *and* marriage, for decades.
      He even *cheats* at golf, the ‘gentlemans game’. ⛳
      #45 – *So* embarrassing for America… 😒

    • ford nut only your post tiger.

    • @David Grover genghis khan killed hundreds of men, women and children in his life time with no remorse….. But he was still an honorable man! Trump has killed hundreds of people in the past couple months and never left his Sudafed filled room. I know what honor is boy

    • IMA stabber, Obama’s reign of drone strikes killed far more innocents that Bush’s fairly well targeted terrorist elimination campaign and his foreign policy incompetence left the mess Trump is stuck dealing with.
      Don’t speak to me of honor again you are too stupid and unqualified to have anything of value to say.

  18. Listen to that man and compare him to the current excuse for a human being

  19. Oh yes Trump supporters PRESIDENT obama is speaking English.

  20. Rafael Cabrera | October 25, 2019 at 5:21 PM | Reply

    Former president Barack Obama, his words are inspiring to be a better person in life, God bless him and his family.

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