The Baltimore home of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was burglarized over the weekend — a development that President Donald Trump, an aggressive critic of the Maryland Democrat, said Friday was “too bad.”

“Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” Trump tweeted Friday morning.

Trump’s tweet came less than 24 hours after a report from WJZ, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore, that Cummings’ home had been burglarized early Saturday morning, hours before Trump launched a Twitter attack on the congressman.

A source familiar with the matter confirmed to NBC News Friday morning that Cummings’ home had been broken into early Saturday morning.

A source in Cummings’ office told NBC News that the burglary was a police matter and directed questions to the Baltimore Police Department.

The Baltimore Police Department said in a statement that Cummings’ home was broken into at about 3:40 a.m. Saturday and that it wasn’t clear whether any property had been taken.

Just hours later, on Saturday, Trump lashed out at Cummings and his Baltimore district on Twitter, calling the district “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and saying “no human being would want to live there.”

Trump later tweeted that it was “So sad that Elijah Cummings has been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore.”

After top Democrats and prominent Baltimoreans rebuked Trump’s comments as “racist” and “disgraceful,” Trump launched another round of attacks against Cummings on Sunday, calling him “racist,” before reviving his criticisms of Baltimore once again on Tuesday.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Opinion: Donald Trump fails in coronavirus crisis

His now almost daily coronavirus press conferences are intended to demonstrate confidence and decisionmaking powers. But they are almost unbearable for people seeking orientation or people interested in facts. During his appearances, the US president often spreads half-truths and even…

Pompeo strives to salvage stalled Afghanistan peace effort

DOHA/KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought on Monday to salvage a U.S.-led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan, meeting with Taliban officials at a Qatari military base after visiting Kabul to try to end a feud…

Japan lifts coronavirus emergency in Tokyo, all other remaining areas

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses begin to reopen. Experts on a government-commissioned panel approved the lifting of the emergency…

Madrid beats Alavés 2-0 for 8th straight win in title march

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on Friday. Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid…