Republican strategist, Baltimore activist, and political commentator Kimberly Klacik is under siege Sunday after she shared video on Fox News Saturday morning showing the conditions in an area of Baltimore within Elijah Cummings' congressional district.
The deplorable conditions she showed, and the segment's framing - which characterized the state of Cummings district as far more unlivable and objectionable than those at border detention facilities against which Cummings recently raged -- inspired the Trump tweet thread that has dominated the news ever since.
Despite Klacik being Baltimore-based, not to mention that she's a woman of color, as the media would put it were she a Democrat, the left is going after her. So much for those woke sensibilities.
As punishment for her showing actual video from the district in question, the press, hackers, and everyday trolls are after Klacik, she explained via Twitter, and in force. On Saturday afternoon, she wrote that there appeared to be an effort to publish a "hit piece" about her, meant to harm her or her reputation.
So I am receiving calls that reporters are working on a hit piece on me. It is truly disappointing. Residents asked… https://t.co/7t3r64MS1t— Kimberly Klacik (@Kimberly Klacik) 1564258350.0
Later that night, the hackers tried their own game.
Someone is trying hard to hack my social media accounts. If you don't think I would say it, or post it, there is a… https://t.co/pH66MNpqDA— Kimberly Klacik (@Kimberly Klacik) 1564310149.0
Dear Hackers, If you decide to photoshop a tweet/DM/photo of me, 3 things... 1) If you pretend I dislike Trump, m… https://t.co/pmHL5szjuR— Kimberly Klacik (@Kimberly Klacik) 1564311856.0
On Sunday, she explained more. "I've received countless emails, calls & text claiming my "hit piece" is on the way," wrote Klacik, referring to that apparent effort she'd posted about on Saturday..
Stressful 24 hours. I've received countless emails, calls & text claiming my "hit piece" is on the way. If this is… https://t.co/COKBKl2gnl— Kimberly Klacik (@Kimberly Klacik) 1564338465.0
But she also said it wouldn't stop her.
Back to work... As you can see, West Baltimore residents care about their homes. Residents constantly call the ci… https://t.co/7HRt2CC73R— Kimberly Klacik (@Kimberly Klacik) 1564343284.0
As for the trolls, you really don't want to know what they're saying. But if you insist, just do a search on Twitter.
All of this is retribution for her segment on Fox News, which was the impetus for Trump's Twitter rant about Elijah Cummings.
Here is that segment.
Klacik reported on a real situation. It's one that has been remarked upon by liberal and conservative politicians alike, and has been written about by the mainstream press for years. The problems in Baltimore are real, the conditions in the areas she visited are appalling. However Trump handled it, there is simply no justification for how the left is handling Klacik.
But it's not like it doesn't match our expectations of them, is it?