The media is hard-pressed to give Trump credit for killing al-Baghdadi, but they will blame him for killing Elijah Cummings. April Ryan, a CNN political analyst and White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, implied that President Trump's criticism of the late Elijah Cummings caused the congressman's death.
Referring to Kimberly Klacik, the 37-year-old woman whose reporting on the squalor conditions in Baltimore caught the president's attention, Ryan tweeted, "This is the woman who created all the controversy that made [President Trump] go after [Rep. Cummings] and Baltimore. Cummings never got over the attack on him and the city. It is all because of her."
all because of her... and her ability to get on Fox!— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 9, 2019
CNN's Brian Stelter quickly agreed but added that it was also Klacik's "ability to get on Fox" that caused the congressman's death.
Klacik exposed the trash and rats plaguing certain areas of West Baltimore. "Rats & roaches are a problem in almost every home," Klacik tweeted.
Residents constantly call the city to remove trash, no one shows up for months. Rats & roaches are a problem in almost every home. Illegal immigrants at the border live in better conditions than Americans in West Baltimore. This is @RepCummings district.— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 26, 2019
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Klacik's report inspired President Trump's criticisms of Rep. Elijah Cummings and the conditions in Baltimore. Cummings had been in Congress since 1996.
Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
....As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
On Saturday, Kimberly Klacik announced she was running for Cummings's old House seat. Cummings passed away last month due to "complications concerning longstanding health challenges," his office said in a statement. But over at CNN, they think Trump killed him. Just another reason Americans hate the mainstream media.
I have not been an announced candidate for more than 2 hours and the far left is already attacking me. I need your help now more than ever. Baltimore deserves better ??https://t.co/sDJbWLtWbr https://t.co/wvZKmUAgiv— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) November 9, 2019