Elijah Cummings, a key democratic Congressman who was an extremely vocal opponent of President Trump and his policies that have restored the American economy, passed away early this morning from “longstanding” health complications.
President Trump tweeted his condolences, but such messages are apparently disgusting to one PBS journalist, and a number of others.
My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019
The response from PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor was reprehensible:
Trump on 7/27: “Cumming[s] District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
On 7/28: “If racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping…people…perhaps progress could be made.”
Today: “My warmest condolences.” His work will be very hard to replace.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 17, 2019
See what we mean? Even though the president acted with dignity and respect, he is apparently unworthy to receive it in return from liberals.
You’re everything that’s wrong with “journalism” today.
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 17, 2019
— Jon (@faroutmadman) October 17, 2019
Yes, yes she is.
All of these things can be true. Show some respect, Yami. https://t.co/7NFj7wSXXC
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) October 17, 2019
Respect? They wouldn’t know what respect looks like if it fell out of the sky, landed on their faces, and started to wiggle.
It’s not like the liberal species took time off work to travel to DC to hold up “Rot in Hell” signs during Reagan’s funeral procession. I’m glad the left is so much more dignified.
— Chihoowa’ oshi’ (@DroppinTheMitts) October 17, 2019
If Cummings had been a Republican the Left would be cheering his death and writing tweets about how they hope he rots in Hell.
Remember when Koch passed?
To honor Cummings, accept the President’s warm wishes and move on. He would have.
— Jen Stroup (@JenStroup) October 17, 2019
But, there was more:
He did not write that tweet.
It was too well written to have been done by him.
— Barbara Holton (@HoltonBarb) October 17, 2019
Ugh. His sympathy is insulting.
— Kimber White (@KimberSoCo) October 17, 2019
He didn’t write that. He is incapable of any sort of human emotion. He doesn’t understand what a great loss this is to our nation.
— Tired of the lies (@njharris27) October 17, 2019
He didn’t write it and doesn’t care. Later during the daily meltdown he will say something to show it.
— not_1f_ck_given (@1f_not) October 17, 2019
The most rookie high school teacher would have given him an F for that tweet if he turned it in as an assignment because it was so obviously written by someone else.
— Bucket Hat Monk (@hat_monk) October 17, 2019
Trump is a loathsome individual, but this might be his most appropriate statement of condolence. Can we just leave it at that without re-upping all of the disgusting things he said about Elijah?
— Kim (@nnycountrygirl5) October 17, 2019
He didn’t write that fake sentiment today but he really does need to keep Elijah Cummings name out of his mouth.
— Mark Sampson 🌊 (@MSampson74) October 17, 2019
Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said.
He hadn’t returned to work after having a medical procedure he said would only keep him away for about a week, the Baltimore Sun noted.
The procedure already caused Cummings to miss a September hearing on Washington, D.C., statehood. The statement didn’t detail the procedure.
He previously was treated for heart and knee issues.
Cummings had represented Maryland’s 7th congressional district since 1996.
May God have mercy on his soul.