CNN commentator April Ryan clashed with actor Isaiah Washington on Saturday after Washington mocked him while defending a Republican woman running for the Baltimore House seat held by the late Rep. Elias Cummings. , announced on Fox News that he will enter the special election. President Trump put a spotlight on Klacik over the summer by retweeting his videos of Baltimore's living conditions, which served as fuel for his criticisms of the current congressman who had died at the time.
Ryan seemed dissatisfied with Klacik's work, tweeting on Saturday that he was responsible for the fiery feud between Cummings and the president.
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Washington, who said earlier this year that he was "walking away" from the Democratic Party, responded with a sarcastic tweets saying that Ryan's apparent criticism helped boost Klacik's electoral prospects.
"Way to go @AprilDRyan ! You just gave @kimKBaltimore the massive attention needed not only for his campaign and fundraising campaign, but the & # 39; # 39; tweets will probably guarantee his WIN, "he said.
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"Your sarcasm is just as entertaining as your performance in Love Jones!" Ryan tweeted in response, referring to a 1997 movie in which starred Washington.
Ryan also joked that Washington let him know how much power he had as a media figure.
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Klacik, for his part, retweeted Washington's criticism of Ryan as well as his endorsement him. He also seemed to want to dismiss Ryan, saying he would leave CNN's analyst and others with bicker and gossip "among them."
Appearing on "America's News HQ: Weekend" with host Ed Henry, Klacik said Democrats are talking about everything but helping blacks neighborhood and "actively vote against things that offer more opportunities to the black community."
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he added that Democrats have put the needs of illegal immigrants ahead of the needs of U.S. citizens – adding that living conditions on the border "are better than living conditions in some areas of West Baltimore." "That will end," he said.
He also called for changes in Washington, specifically criticizing socialism and the "squad" of progressive freshman legislators.
"First of all, they can't get any work done – if we're going to be honest," he told Henry. "But also, we need stronger Republican voices against socialism, against the & # 39; Squad & # 39; … just helping his policies and draining the swamp. And in my opinion, honestly, American people need stronger voices in transparency within Congress. "  Fox News & # 39; Charles Creitz contributed to this report.