Trump Says Cummings Robbery Comment Wasn’t a ‘Wise-Guy Tweet’: ‘I Was Just Repeating What I Heard on the News’
President Donald Trump apparently backed off his tweet from this morning that appeared to mock the burglary of Rep. Elijah Cummings’ house, saying it wasn’t a “wise-guy tweet.”
The tweet itself was just really a repeat of what I heard over the news,” Trump said. “I know his house was robbed and I thought that was too bad.”
“That was really just — that was not meant as a wise-guy tweet,” the president said “His house was robbed. It came over the news at a certain moment last night and I had just mentioned it.”
Earlier this morning, Trump sent out a tweet referencing reports that Cummings’ house was robbed with the taunting exclamation “Too Bad!”
Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2019
The tweet earned him a rare rebuke from former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, who called the tweet “unnecessary.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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