Burglar invades Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore home; Trump responds with ‘Too bad!’
The burglary occurred in the early morning hours of July 27. Cummings said he scared the would-be intruder away after he yelled. Trump has been criticizing Cummings and his district on Twitter for the last week.
WASHINGTON – 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!”
The tweet, which could be read as rubbing it in, drew fire from a Trump ally.
”This is so unnecessary,” former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted in response to Trump.
Cummings confirmed the incident on Friday, saying the would-be intruder left his home after he yelled.
“I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house,”Cumming said in a statement. “I thank the Baltimore Police Department for their response and ask that all further inquiries be directed to them.”
Trump has been blasting Cummings and his hometown for days. The broadsides began with a tweet on Saturday in which he described Cummings’ district as a “rat and rodent infested mess.”
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.
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