Elijah Cummings, the late Maryland Democratic congressman who passed away due to health complications Thursday, was the son of sharecrop farmers, became civil rights icon, and served for decades in the House of Representatives. But CBS Evening News boiled his life achievements down to largely what he was doing the last few years of his life: battling President Trump.
If you want to go online for earnest celebrations and posts of gratitude for the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MI), go anywhere other than celebrity Twitter. After Cummings’ untimely death, many of Hollywood’s usual suspects made a lot of noise because, of course, it was a way to slam President Trump.
Americans awoke on Thursday to the very sad news of the death of civil rights pioneer Elijah Cummings. But the journalists at the New York Times made it clear what they remember the Democratic Congressman most for: Opposition to Donald Trump. Here’s the actual Times headline for the death of Cummings: "Elijah E. Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68."
The Baltimore Sun reacted to a recent cleanup effort in that city by mocking it in an editorial. You can see where they were going just from reading the title: "We assume it was pure motives that led a Trump supporter to launch a cleanup in Cummings’ district, right?"
Here's what President Donald Trump tweeted about Baltimore's congressman and his city: “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.”
In the wake of the weekend's mass shootings, the liberal media have unleashed a deluge of false accusations and attempted political exploitation. But for sheer, vile, slander, it will be hard to top the calumny uttered by Nicolle Wallace on her MSNBC show Monday afternoon. Wallace actually claimed that President Trump is "talking about exterminating Latinos."
Calling someone “racist” has become the default position for liberal politicians and certain members of the media who wish to deflect attention from real problems. President Trump has (again) been called a racist for having the temerity to note that House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) seems to spend more time criticizing him and the border patrol than he does fixing problems in his own home district, which includes about half of Baltimore city.
Over the weekend, President Trump unleashed a series of tweets that attacked House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings for the high crime rates and poor management in his home district in West Baltimore. For Democrats and their allies in the media, the President criticizing an African-American member of Congress and pointing out facts about the horrific state of Baltimore was, of course, a sign of his unmitigated hatred for people of color.
After Joy Behar argued that black people couldn’t be racist on Monday’s show, The View host doubled down on her comments, Tuesday. The hosts were still obsessing over President Trump’s tweets about Baltimore when Behar decided to defend her own controversial comments from the previous show by scolding her critics that it was a fact every black American suffered under “systemic racism.”
Over the last few days, President Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to go after Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings and “civil rights leader” Al Sharpton. The New York Times could not resist, featuring not one but two front-page stories Tuesday, while egregiously calling the racially inflammatory Sharpton a “civil rights leader” and blotting out his past offenses against decency. The Times lead story led with the race card: "President Trump widened his war on critics of color on Monday with new attacks on the Rev. Al Sharpton and other political opponents."
CNN has gone after Sinclair Broadcast Group for having affiliates read scripts about fake news. But what about CNN’s penchant for identical segments with little independence for its hosts? Well, an example popped up Monday with the President criticizing Baltimore for its rampant crime, decrepit conditions, and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who’s gerrymandered-district includes much of the city. Instead of acknowledging that, CNN journalists called Trump’s comments full of “hate” and “racist” often alongside the chyron “Politics of Hate” between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
Appearing on CNN Newsroom With Fredricka Whitfield Sunday, CNN Political Commentator Van Jones reacted to President Trump’s tweets targeting Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings; describing his Baltimore-based district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” Jones compared President Trump to a kindergartener and not surprisingly, alleged that the President’s tweets directed at the African-American Cummings and his majority African-American district were motivated by racial animus.