Republican official Kimberly Klacik on Saturday, July 27, ignited a nationwide turmoil when she showed poor living conditions in Baltimore and accused Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), of focusing on the conditions of illegal aliens at the U.S.-Mexico border over those of his own district.
In a series of tweets, Klacik highlighted the filthy conditions throughout Baltimore with abandoned homes filled with trash and suggested that the Democratic lawmaker could “help and listen to one of his constituents explain the ‘rats & rodents’ problem.”
He claims to care about children & their future, however in West Baltimore you will find abandoned homes on every block. Many filled with trash, rodents & homeless looking for shelter. Children live on these streets seen here. This district belongs to @RepCummings. More to come.. pic.twitter.com/8z7tfIHU0q
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 25, 2019
It is so sad to see @VictorBlackwell & @CNN turn the light currently shining on #WestBaltimore into a race issue. This could result in a positive change. @RepCummings could help get his district in order. Listen to one of his constituents explain the “rats & rodents” problem. pic.twitter.com/LTG8AnT27x
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 27, 2019
Baltimore residents in respond to Klacik’s tweets have backed her up and encouraged her to continue to tell the truth. Many have condemned Cummings for “doing nothing” for his district.
Michelle, a Baltimore resident said in an interview, “He hasn’t done anything for us. He’s worried more about caring for illegal aliens at the border than his own people.”
Another said, “Elijah Cummings does nothing for his district, vote him out 36 years is enough he’s so upset about illegals never said a word when Obama built the cages.”
Elijah Cummings does nothing for his district vote him out 36 years is enough he’s so upset about illegals never said a word when Obama built the cages. Now his much younger wife 25yrs has a charity that corps contribute to b/c he sits on committee 6.2mill
— Jacque King (@fearnothing23) July 28, 2019
Others expressed their concern of Democrats replacing American citizens with illegal aliens, saying, “We need to start calling out politicians that are neglecting their constituents. This fake empathy is on full display by the left and neglects to address their own issues within their communities.”
President Donald Trump sided with Baltimore residents and accused the Maryland representative of doing “NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district!”
Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through “Oversight.” He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district! Take a look…. #BlacksForTrump2020 https://t.co/seNVESZUht
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Mainstream medias, Democrats and would-be presidential rivals immediately painted the president as a racist while denigrating a majority-black district represented by a proponent lawmaker Elijah Cummings, one of harsh critics of the president’s immigration policies.
But the truth cannot be hidden, Baltimore resident Michelle responded to CNN’s Victor Blackwell suggesting President Trump was racist, “Trump is not racist … I’m glad he put Cummings on blast. The rats just didn’t come. These houses just didn’t get torn down, they’ve been like this.”
Baltimore resident Michelle on CNN’s Victor Blackwell suggesting Trump was racist for his tweet:
“Trump is not racist … I’m glad he put [Cummings] on blast. The rats just didn’t come. These houses just didn’t get torn down, they’ve been like this”
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 27, 2019
Fox New’s Todd Starnes said in a Fact Check, President Trump “is absolutely correct about Cummings’ congressional district. It really is a rat-infested, disgusting, dangerous city. And we have the evidence to prove his point.”
FACT CHECK: @realDonaldTrump is absolutely correct about @RepCummings‘ congressional district. It really is a rat-infested, disgusting, dangerous city. And we have the evidence to prove his point. READ:https://t.co/q12EiPFzzu pic.twitter.com/vMJfM4worR
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 27, 2019