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Trump tweets about reported burglary at Cummings' home

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Posted at 7:36 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 09:36:54-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting about a reported burglary at the Baltimore home of Rep. Elijah Cummings. Trump has denigrated Cummings this week, calling his majority-black district a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess."

On Friday, Trump tweeted, "Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!"

Police said they received a report of a burglary at 3:40 a.m. Saturday at a West Baltimore home, but it was unknown whether property was taken. The Baltimore Sun, citing state property records, reported the break-in happened at Cummings' home.

Cummings' House Oversight and Reform Committee has been investigating Trump family members serving in the White House.

The break-in came hours before Trump launched a Twitter tirade against Cummings.

Andy Eichar, Cummings' press secretary, said Thursday Cummings was unavailable for comment.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that the reported incident is a burglary, not robbery, according to a report received by police.