We disagreed with the late Rep. Elijah Cummings on almost everything, but sincerely, we’re very sorry to hear of his death at only 68. We’re even more sorry that the pieces being written about him, by the New York Post and Washinton Post, among others, chose to work his clashes with President Trump into their headlines, as if that were the defining point of his long career.
We were relieved to read Trump’s respectful note on Twitter, which steered clear of politics and honored the man, although we knew a lot of people would find fault with even that, and we were right.
Sirius XM radio host Dead Obeidallah managed to surprise us anyway with his hot take: in responding to Trump’s brief tweet of condolence, Obeidallah managed to suggest that perhaps it was Trump attacking Cummings over and over on Twitter that contributed to his decline in health and eventual passing.
Yep we all saw how you respected him – you called Cummings a "racist" and attacked him over and over on Twitter. We have to ask if these attacks contributed to his decline in health! #RIPElijah https://t.co/PcbWQMs3zw
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 17, 2019
Narrator: We do not have to ask if those attacks contributed to his decline in health. Actually, it’s pretty insulting to think that a man who’d gone through as much as Cummings had would be physically hurt by mean tweets.
Are you fkm?
— Carolyn Bailey (@Carobailey864) October 17, 2019
Weird, like no matter what they choose hate https://t.co/VJ58TK4WY6
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 17, 2019
That's just silly. If looking at Twitter could be attributed to a health issue perhaps don't use Twitter and find a new occupation out of the public eye.
— John (@John12957034) October 17, 2019
Lol…mean Twitter words killed him…that's a new one. Will that be an article of impeachment? You folks are clowns.
— Impeach-This (@ImpeachThis1) October 17, 2019
No matter what, you will always choose hate. Sad.
— kkl (@kristin1970) October 17, 2019
It's interesting how liberals are now trying to delegitimize attacks on Democrats by saying it puts them in danger or causes their health to decline. I guess you just believe Republicans deserve to be put in danger or have their health negatively affected by attacks?
— Gruntled (@NeverTr74704466) October 17, 2019
Lmao now Trump is killing people with words ??????
— BrickContest (@BrickContest) October 17, 2019
We should all stop calling people racists then, huh?
— Tsukkomi (@ljenkins314) October 17, 2019
So Trump killed Cummings? You need help.
— VolinAsheville (@spckahuna) October 17, 2019
So you’re saying Trump is so mean it kills people? And you’re a supposed adult?
— JayWilspn (@jay_wilson202) October 17, 2019
l m f a o
wE hAvE tO aSk If ThEsE aTtAcKs CoNtRiBuTeD tO hIs DeClInE iN hEaLtH!
You people are incredibly tiresome. https://t.co/WtUzeiCisk
— cOrN pOp (@T_p_R_ck_B_ng) October 17, 2019
Did Trump give him diabetes and a bad heart?
— Oz Moshi (@OzMoshi) October 17, 2019
No, it was the complications from that recent procedure that killed him.
— TheFunnyNerdygirl (@thenerdygurl) October 17, 2019
Dear Lord leftys are so fragile they believe Trump saying true things that hurt Cumming's feelings helped put him in an early grave. ?♂️ https://t.co/Bpci58Mekp
— Apex Nibbler (@Apex_Nibbler) October 17, 2019
Sure…we would all be dead if that were the case. lol https://t.co/gTJ88k1zdK
— Christine Rice (@christinepgn) October 17, 2019
Trump is not allowed to attack people who might at some point pass away…says the goofy leftist. https://t.co/z0HdnXPzPh
— ?? doctorcherokee ?? (@doctorcherokee) October 17, 2019
some of the last things cummings did lying on his death bed was signing off subpoeanas to get trump impeached. Still he wrote this eulogy. if he hadnt said something, you would be offended at that too.
— Friar_Fire (@Friar_Fire) October 17, 2019
Can’t make this crap UP –> Journo ANGRY at Trump for being respectful of Elijah Cummings and kind about his passing https://t.co/qubvEW4Ulf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 17, 2019