After another raucous rally in Ohio Thursday night, in which he worked in some more shots at the far-left “Squad” of Democratic congresswomen and slammed the conditions of Democrat-run cities, President Donald Trump started off Friday with an early morning tweet trolling one of the Democrats with whom he’s been in a much-publicized feud, Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings.
“Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” Trump tweeted.
The trolling social media post comes in response to reports Thursday night that Cummings’ house had been robbed hours before Trump first hit him with a pair of blistering tweets condemning his handling of the crime-ridden, “rat and rodent infested” Baltimore — a description Democrats have decried as “racist.”
As reported by CBS Baltimore and confirmed by police Thursday, an individual broke into the Baltimore residence of Rep. Cummings at around 3:40 a.m. Saturday, a few hours before Trump’s Cummings-targeting tweets. Police said they were unsure if any of the congressman’s property was stolen as a result of the break-in. Initial reports of the burglary inspired several posts on social media attempting to blame Trump for the robbery despite the timeline confirmed by police.
The blowup between Trump and Cummings began Saturday morning when Trump unleashed on the congressman over the “dangerous” state of the city he’s tasked with representing. Trump’s bruising critique was prompted by Cummings’ recent criticism of the Border Patrol, as well as the House Oversight and Reform Committee (led by Cummings) authorizing subpoenas for all work-related texts and emails of Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, according to The New York Times.
“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “His district is considered the Worst in the USA. As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming[s’] District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”
“Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen?” Trump added. “Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!”
Amid mounting blowback, Trump continued to hammer Cummings: “Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through ‘Oversight.’ He does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district! So sad that Elijah Cummings has been able to do so little for the people of Baltimore. Statistically, Baltimore ranks last in almost every major category. Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry, but the public is getting wise to the bad job that he is doing!”