Baltimore officials announce arrests, brush off Trump tweets

BALTIMORE (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Baltimore say President Donald Trump’s incendiary tweets about the city have not had a detrimental effect on their anti-crime efforts.

U.S. Attorney in Maryland Robert Hur and Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison addressed the president’s comments during a Thursday press conference to announce the arrests and indictments of dozens of people on drug, gun and other charges.

In tweets over the weekend , Trump described a congressional district that includes Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”

Harrison told reporters the president’s tweets have only made authorities “more resolved and stronger willed.”

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Hur says federal and local authorities in Baltimore understand the city’s problems can only be solved if they work together.

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