Trump on Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore home burglary: ‘Too bad!’
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to call attention to a break-in at the home of a Baltimore congressman he has been sharply criticizing for days.
Trump was referring to reports in Baltimore media that police are investigating a burglary at Rep. Elijah Cummings’ home in West Baltimore that took place on Saturday.
“Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “Too bad!”
Trump has been blasting Cummings and his hometown for days. The broadsides began with a tweet on July 27 in which he described Cummings’ district as a “rat and rodent infested mess.”
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Baltimore City police said they are investigating a burglary that took place during the early morning hours of July 27 on Cummings’ block in West Baltimore. Police would not confirm that it was Cummings’ house where the incident took place, but did say the burglary occurred about 3:40 a.m., hours before Trump’s tweets directed at the congressman.
Cummings’ office declined to confirm the burglary but responded to questions by referring to a “a police matter” and referred questions to the police.