President Trump persisted to solid consideration on Representative Elijah E. Cummings, the Maryland Democrat, and his fatherland of Baltimore on Friday, after an attempted rupture-in at the congressman’s home.
The Baltimore Police are investigating a burglary at Mr. Cummings’s home final weekend, which came about hours before Mr. Trump began assailing Mr. Cummings’s congressional district as a rat-infested “mess.”
“I became notified of the intrusion by my security machine, and I timid the intruder away by yelling before the person received entry into the residential fragment of the home,” Mr. Cummings, 68, stated in a assertion on Friday.
Mr. Trump acknowledged the attempted rupture-in on Friday morning. “In actual fact atrocious data!” he wrote on Twitter. “The Baltimore home of Elijah Cummings became robbed. Too atrocious!”
The intruder had entered the first-flooring hallway of Mr. Cummings’s building at about three:forty a.m. on Saturday, nonetheless didn’t to find into any of the residing areas, in step with a police account. The intruder, who looked to be in his 40s, fled on a bicycle when he became confronted by a resident who yelled at him, an officer wrote within the account. No property became stolen and there fetch been no indicators of forced entry.
Mr. Cummings, who is serving his thirteenth term within the Rental, owns a three-account brick row home in West Baltimore. A tenant lives on the 1/three flooring of the property and Mr. Cummings has reported earning between $5,001 and $15,000 in condominium profits from the property for every yr since 2007, in step with monetary disclosures filed with the Rental of Representatives.
The burglary became first reported by WJZ, a CBS affiliate in Baltimore.
Mr. Cummings has been a vocal critic of the therapy of teenagers held in migrant detention companies. Much less than three hours after the reported burglary came about, Mr. Trump stated on Twitter that Mr. Cummings’s “Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and extra terrible” than stipulations at the US border with Mexico.
Mr. Trump’s feedback echoed a recent segment on “Fox & Friends” showing piles of trash in a West Baltimore neighborhood. His feedback about crime and mismanagement within the majority-unlit city led some to accuse Mr. Trump of racism. He responded by calling Mr. Cummings, who has been hailed as a civil rights icon, “racist.”
Mr. Cummings’s home sits on the threshold of the Druid Heights neighborhood of West Baltimore. In response to Mr. Trump’s criticism, Mr. Cummings