News broke this morning that Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore attorney and civil rights icon, who took on a lead role in investigating Donald Trump, has died at the age of 68. It’s a tragic loss for this country. Cummings said earlier this year: “When we are dancing with the angels, the question will be asked — in 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?” He will be remembered fondly.
But not by Donald J. Trump, who lashed out at the black Congressman multiple times on Twitter. In July, Trump tweeted, “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”
That appalling tweet is just one of so many, but Cummings never lost his temper and always responded back in a civil manner. But because of who the current occupant of the White House is, America waited with bated breath for the “president” to relay his condolences even though Cummings was a frequent target of his. It shouldn’t be this way, but it’s 2019 and we never know what to expect from the Vulgarian in the White House. Usually, on solemn occasions, one can tell when Trump doesn’t actually write the tweets himself; after all, that’s when they’re coherent.
Trump’s first tweet today was predictably about the impeachment inquiry as he thanked a sycophant Republican lawmaker for his support. Then, Trump retweeted some of his old tweets, including one in which he deemed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be a “very sick person” — and he probably wrote that because she curb-stomped his ass. That shows you where our pussy ass bitch “president’s” priorities are.
Finally, Trump tweeted out his condolences following the pity-party he threw for himself.
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
Twitter users were not in a forgiving mood.
This isn’t how you tweeted about him when he was alive. You are scum. #RIPElijah
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) October 17, 2019
— Paul 👻 (@pablo_honey1) October 17, 2019
oh no the president’s phone has been compromised
— John Stevens (@garlicbreadsaid) October 17, 2019
Excellent tweet, straight from the heart… Well… someones heart, just not yours. Now, back to the whining and lying…
— Tom Sawyer (@ted_finney) October 17, 2019
Narrator – After Trump’s intern posted this, Donald waited a whole 120 SECONDS before attacking the Democrats AGAIN.
— Jon Fish 🐠 (@lionel_jon) October 17, 2019
You are fake as fuck.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) October 17, 2019
Which staff member wrote this?
— Adrian Oaks (@FriendOfTheYeti) October 17, 2019
Rest in power, Congressman. Go dance with the angels. We’ll be busy trying to find someone to fill your shoes, and it won’t be an easy task.
Gotta go, my eyes are leaking.
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