Kim Klacik, the Baltimore congressional candidate whose rebuke of Democratic leaders in large cities throughout America went viral final week, repeated the cost in Monday’s opening evening of the Republican Nationwide Conference, giving a full-throated endorsement of President Trump.
“They [Democrats] have run this lovely place proper into the bottom,” mentioned Klacik. “Deserted buildings, liquor shops on each nook, drug addicts, weapons on the road that’s now the norm in lots of neighborhoods.
“Sadly, the identical cycle of decay exists in a lot of America’s Democrat-run cities.”
Klacik, who’s black, caught the attention of GOP leaders final week with a viral marketing campaign video by which she led a tour of “the fact for black folks” in Baltimore.
“The Democrats nonetheless assume that black folks will vote for them, irrespective of how a lot they allow us to down and take us as a right,” Klacik continued Monday evening. “We’re sick of it. We’re not going to take it anymore.
“The times of blindly supporting the Democrats are coming to an finish.”
Klacik significantly took goal at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“Joe Biden believes we are able to’t suppose for ourselves — that the colour of somebody’s pores and skin dictates their political beliefs. We’re not shopping for the lies anymore. You and your social gathering have uncared for us for a lot too lengthy.”
The choice, she mentioned, is obvious.
“We would like security in our neighborhoods. … We would like decrease taxes. We would like college alternative,” Klacik mentioned. “We would like an opportunity to get forward, not simply get by! That’s what President Trump promised, and that’s what Trump delivered!
“I’m asking you to assist President Trump full this nice American comeback, after which I’m asking you to assist this nice Baltimore comeback.”
The portrayal of American cities floor down into hubs of crime, medication and disrepair echoed the message in Klacik’s viral marketing campaign advert.
“The Democrat Social gathering have betrayed the black folks of Baltimore. If the politicians stroll the streets like I do, they’d see precisely how their insurance policies and corruption impacts us,” Klacik mentioned within the video, highlighting “crumbling infrastructure, deserted properties, poverty and crime.
“It’s not simply Baltimore, the worst place for a black particular person to dwell in America is a Democrat-controlled metropolis,” continued Klacik, who’s black. “It’s 2020, identify a blue metropolis the place black folks’s lives have gotten higher. … Black folks don’t have to vote Democrat.”
Klacik is working towards Rep. Kweisi Mfume, a former president of the NAACP who in April gained a particular election for the seat vacated after the dying of Rep. Elijah Cummings.
The video earned Klacik the assist of Trump — who has steadily blamed Democrat management for issues in main cities throughout the nation, together with Baltimore — in addition to an invitation to the RNC.