BALTIMORE (WJZ) — President Donald Trump didn’t have much to say when he found Rep. Elijah Cummings home was burglarized.
“Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” Trump tweeted Friday morning.
Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2019
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But later Friday, he pulled back on the comments, saying the tweet was just a repeat of what he heard on the news. He said it wasn’t meant to be a “wise guy” comment.
Trump received some criticism Friday for his tweet.
“This is so unnecessary,” tweeted Trump’s Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
This is so unnecessary. 🙄
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 2, 2019
“This is so beneath the office you hold. It’s childish, and yet it’s getting really old,” tweeted Adam Kinzinger.
This is so beneath the office you hold. It’s childish, and yet it’s getting really old…
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) August 2, 2019
“Just emptiness where a human heart, decency and compassion normally reside,” tweeted Mia Farrow.
just emptiness where a human heart, decency and compassion normally reside
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 2, 2019
“This isn’t just beneath a President of the United States, it’s beneath a sewer,” Ken Olin tweeted.
This isn’t just beneath a President of the United States, it’s beneath a sewer.
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) August 2, 2019
Cummings home was burglarized early Saturday, hours before Trump tweeted criticizing Cummings’ leadership, his district and the city of Baltimore. He called Baltimore a “rat and rodent-infested mess.”
Since Saturday Trump has mentioned Cummings or Baltimore every day in media press conference or in tweets.