Trump responds to reports of Cummings’s Baltimore home being robbed: ‘Too bad!’
President Trump responded early Friday to reports that Rep. Elijah Cummings’s (D-Md.) Baltimore home was broken into, tweeting that the reported incident was “really bad news” and “too bad!”
“Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s early morning remark came just days after he sent more than a dozen tweets criticizing the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, accusing Cummings of being a “brutal bully” and saying his district, which includes parts of West Baltimore, was “rat and rodent infested” and a “very dangerous & filthy place” where “no human being would want to live.”
His attack on the longtime Democratic lawmaker was seen as the latest in a line of statements aimed at minority members of Congress, which some Democrats have denounced as racist.
Trump has insisted on multiple occasions that he is the “least racist person anywhere in the world.”
Cummings has spoken out against Trump repeatedly on various issues surrounding his administration and chairs a committee that has pursued aggressive investigations into the Trump administration.
The burglary, which police said occurred early Saturday morning, reportedly happened just hours before the president’s initial tweet about Cummings.
“At this time, it is unknown if any property was taken from the location,” a spokesman for Baltimore police told news outlets on Thursday.