If you read and/or watched media reports about the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, you might think this veteran lawmaker hatched out of his egg on or around November 2016, and that his entire reason for being on this planet was to play a role in the saga of President Donald Trump. From the New York Times to NBC News and even on into the Twitter accounts of our Hollywood betters, Cummings’ death proved to be nothing more than another opportunity to bash Trump and double-down on The Great Resistance.
“Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress and a central figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump, died on Thursday in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore,” reported the Times in the opening paragraph of their Cummings obituary. “A critical ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mr. Cummings spent his final months in Congress sparring with the president, calling Mr. Trump’s effort to block congressional lines of inquiry ‘far worse than Watergate.’”
Imagine dedicating your life to public service (and we can disagree about what level of “service” Cummings actually provided, but still) and then being remembered only as a bit character in someone else’s stage play. Do the other congressional Democrats currently making Donald Trump their life’s work understand that this is how they’ll ultimately be remembered? Is that really want they want? To leave “the resistance of Trump” as their defining legacy?
“A key figure in that impeachment inquiry in renowned civil rights leader representative Elijah Cummings passing away overnight,” said Good Morning America host Michael Strahan, in introducing viewers to the lawmaker’s death.
“Now to the breaking news from Washington overnight,” reported Hoda Kotb over at the Today Show. “Long-time Democratic congressman, Elijah Cummings, the champion of civil rights and a key player in the impeachment investigation has died.”
Blah blah blah, civil rights, now let’s get to what’s really important: TRUMP!
And then there was Hollywood.
“This is pathetic,” tweeted Debra Messing is response to President Trump’s lovely tweet saying goodbye to Cummings. “You can’t pretend to be a human being now after what you’ve said about Elijah Cummings in the recent past.”
She would have preferred that Trump bash him into the grave?
“POTUS posts a phony eulogy to #ElijahCummings, who died today. After trashing Mr. Cummings, a leader of the civil rights movement, and calling his district rat-infested … this repulsive biped has the gall to pretend he admired him,” complained Bette Midler.
“I am stunned and saddened by his death. He couldn’t have been taken from us at a worse time,” tweeted Michael Moore.
Like, really, Elijah – you couldn’t have waited until after Trump is out of office to die?
Just goes to show you how obsessed the left is with this president. As was also the case with John McCain and George H.W. Bush, even the phenomenon of death can be traced back to Donald Trump. After he’s out of office, a lot of people are going to suddenly realize how empty their lives really are.