Trump and Cummings have been feuding for weeks, but now the president has goaded black congressman Cummings about his Baltimore home being burgled. Trump has previously described the city as “disgusting” and “rat and rodent infested”.
In his latest attack on the Democratic politician, the president tweeted:
Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!
The Baltimore Police Department said it was investigating reports of a burglary which took place at the congressman’s house shortly before 4am on Saturday. The police said they did not know whether any property was taken during the robbery.
Since this incident, Trump has attacked Cummings and his hometown numerous times on Twitter. He described the majority-black city as a “living hell”, “very dangerous & filthy” and “FAR WORSE and more dangerous” than places at the US-Mexico border.
People on Twitter weren’t sure what to make of Trump’s latest Tweet. Across the political spectrum, people were both confused and sickened by Trump appearing to sarcastically celebrate the incident.
But the overarching reaction was one of disgust.
@realDonaldTrump Karma is going to eventually destroy you