Media will find any way to attack President Donald Trump, whether there’s reason to or not.
They showed that again today in the wake of the death of Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
Trump had a very public disagreement with him in July over the condition of Baltimore.
Trump put that aside and praised Cummings in a tweet, sending condolences to his family.
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
But the reaction back from some was incredible.
PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor was representative of some, criticizing Trump for being kind and decent on Cummings’ passing.
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
Is she kidding? Nope, this is what they really think.
Ugh. His sympathy is insulting.
— Kimber White (@KimberSoCo) October 17, 2019
What? Being sympathetic is “insulting.”
They don’t believe Trump is human:
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
Had Trump said anything critical, they would have blasted him. Had he said nothing, they would have attacked him for ignoring his death.
There was no way he was winning with them, so he just did the decent thing regardless.
How would they have responded if it had been Trump who passed?
You know already the answer to that.
Why do you take the most gentle, kind, righteous souls like Rep. Elijah Cummings from us, and leave us w/the KFC-and-McDonald's-chugging, dictator-hugging, porn star banging, pussy-grabbin, Twitter-raging, racist assholes?
You took the wrong one.#RIPElijah
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 17, 2019
Other folks on the right, despite their differences with Cummings, praised or had kind words for him.
Rest in peace Elijah Cummings, a dedicated public servant and a good man. I pray for his family, loved ones and staff during this difficult time.
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) October 17, 2019
We have lost a very good man with the passing of Elijah Cummings.
Elijah was passionate and kind. He made a difference for the people of Maryland and the nation. He was a friend and a person you could do business with.
My prayers go out to Elijah’s family and friends.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 17, 2019
GOP Rep Mark Meadows on Elijah Cummings passing: “I am heartbroken. Truly heartbroken.”
“I have no other words to express the loss.”Meadows and Cummings had a close personal relationship, despite being far apart politically.
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) October 17, 2019