Kim Klacik Wiki – Kim Klacik Biography
Kim Klacik is an American businesswoman and politician. She is the Republican nominee for Maryland’s 7th congressional district in the 2020 election. Klacik lost an April 2020 special election held following the death of incumbent Elijah Cummings, to Democratic candidate Kweisi Mfume.
Klacik grew up in Accokeek, Maryland. She attended Bowie State University, but did not receive a degree. She moved to Baltimore in 2010.
In 2013, Klacik founded Potential Me, a nonprofit that assists women with workforce development. In a report, Courthouse News concluded that Klacik’s non-profit filed only one tax return since 2013, reporting a revenue of under $7,000 and expenditures under $3,000, for providing clothing to 10 people. The report further found that some of Klacik’s claims on her campaign website about Potential Me could not be corroborated.
Klacik serves on the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee. Fox News has called her a “Republican strategist” and noted her critiques of Elijah Cummings and the living standards and safety issues in his district.
A July 2019 interview of Klacik on Fox News was speculated to have been impetus for President Donald Trump attacking both the city of Baltimore and Congressman Elijah Cummings on Twitter. Klacik responded to Trump’s Twitter attack on Baltimore and Cummings by Tweeting, “This just made my day.
Joy Behar, co-host of The View, was accused of wearing blackface during an interview with Maryland GOP congressional candidate Kim Klacik. The politician made the accusation in the beginning of the interview, asking if she was talking to “the same Joy that paraded around in blackface.”
“Is this Joy speaking?” Klacik said after Behar asked her about President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response. “The same Joy that paraded around in blackface not too long ago?”
“That’s not true. Excuse me — excuse me! The Black community had my back,” Behar said. “They know that that was not blackface. That was an homage. Oh, please.”
The photo was originally taken when Behar was in her 20s, but it didn’t circle around social media until last year. Behar, who briefly addressed the blackface incident on The View, said she was dressed as a “beautiful American woman” for Halloween, as noted by The Hill.
Kim Klacik Age
Kim Klacik is 38 years old. She was born on January 19, 1982, in Accokeek, Maryland, United States.
Kimberly Nicole Bray and Jeffrey Thomas Klacik were married in 2013. They have a daughter and live in Middle River, Maryland.
Klacik’s Interview Was Cut Short
Klacik’s didn’t last long.
She said the black community also had her back, that’s when co-host Sunny Hostin got involved. “The Black community has your back?” she said. “The Black community did not vote for you. The Black community did not vote for you. What planet are you living on? What planet are you living on?”
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Klacik was quickly cut off by the hosts. “Can I speak, or are you just going to scream over me?” she asked.
But Behar wasn’t going to let the interview continue. “All right, before this becomes a big — listen, Kim, good luck to you. Thanks to Kim Klacik. Bye,” Behar said.
Klacik was not pleased. “That’s been very immature, but thank you for having me,” Klacik said.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 18, 2020
Klacik wasn’t finished. Following the abrupt end to her interview, she took to Twitter where she slammed The View co-hosts and Behar particularly.
“The ladies of [The View] didn’t like what I had to say, so naturally they cut me off. Why are they silencing Black Women?” she tweeted. “Hey, [Joy Behar]— I think your White Privilege is showing through your blackface!”
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly said the photo being resurfaced could lead to more stories. “So… I’m pretty sure that saying skin tinting to look like a Black woman – even if meant to honor her -is not OK, & warning: could lead to serious backlash. In fact, just suggesting that intent is relevant could lead to pieces on GMA, all eve news, in the NYT, etc. We’ll see…” she tweeted.
Donald Trump Jr. shared a photo of Behar’s blackface. “Apparently, [The View’s] resident blackface enthusiast, [Joy Behar], isn’t a big fan of strong conservative black women like [Kim Klacik],” he tweeted.
Co-host Megan McCain didn’t directly respond to the incident, but she answered an internet troll who bashed the ABC show. “With all due respect. I have been on the show four years and am proud of the perspective and voices I speak for,” the conservative host wrote. “I spend a portion of my life receiving violent threats and abuse because of the strong conservative stances I believe in. The show is not a monolith, neither in America.”