BALTIMORE — In a series of tweets Sunday morning, President Donald Trump criticized Baltimore and endorsed Kimberly Klacik in her run for the 7th District Congressional seat in November.
President Trump said in his tweets that Democrats have been running the city for 100 years and that Klacik will "fix it fast."
Klacik is running against Rep. Kweisi Mfume. Mfume and Klacik are vying to fill the seat held by the late US Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Rep. Mfume won the special election for the seat in April.
Be smart Baltimore! You have been ripped off for years by the Democrats, & gotten nothing but poverty & crime. It will only get worse UNLESS YOU ELECT KIMBERLY KLACIK TO CONGRESS. She brings with her the power & ECONOMIC STRENGTH OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. She works sooo hard....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2020
....Baltimore will turn around, and I will help. Crime will go way down, money and jobs will pour in. Life will be MUCH better because Kimberly really cares. The Dems have had 100 years and they gave you nothing but heartache. Baltimore is the WORST IN NATION, Kimberly will..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2020
....fix it, and fast. The current recipient has no chance, and won’t even try. As I have often said, Baltimore is last in everything, WHAT THE HELL DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE! Kimberly is fully Endorsed by me, something I do not do lightly. Take advantage of it and MAKE BALTIMORE GREAT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2020
In response to the President's endorsement, a spokesman for Mfume released the following statement.
"Donald Trump and my opponent are two of a kind. They love each other, but more importantly they deserve each other. Mr.Trump will soon find out that he can't tell the people of Baltimore City, Baltimore County or Howard County how to vote, or who to vote for. Instead of Baltimore bashing how about showing a little leadership in the middle of a pandemic Mr. President... Now tweet that!"