Donald Trump tweet on Elijah Cummings ‘so unnecessary’
WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley offered a virtual eye roll and an admonishment to President Donald Trump on Friday after he appeared to taunt Rep. Elijah Cummings over a break-in at his home on Saturday.
“This is so unnecessary,” Haley wrote on Twitter in response to Trump, adding an eye roll emoji to her message.
Trump tweeted the initial message on Friday after reports that police are investigating a burglary at Cummings’ home in West Baltimore.Trump has been blasting Cummings and his hometown for days, describing the city as a “rat and rodent infested mess.”
“Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “Too bad!”
Baltimore City police confirmed they are investigating a burglary that took place during the early morning hours of July 27 on Cummings’ block in West Baltimore. Both police and Cummings said the burglary occurred about 3:40 a.m., hours before Trump’s tweets directed at the congressman.