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Trump ‘rodent’ tweets ring true at Kushner-owned apartments

Posted at 3:56 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 18:56:46-04

BALTIMORE (AP) — It’s not hard to find people who can relate to President Donald Trump’s tweets that Baltimore is a rodent-infested mess. Just go to a few of the thousands of apartments in the area owned by his son-in-law’s family company.

Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm has been criticized for years for the same kind of disrepair and neglect of its properties that the president has been accusing local leaders of failing to address.

Residents have complained about mold, bedbugs, leaks and, yes, mice — plenty of mice. They say management appears in no hurry to fix the problems.

Baltimore County officials say the Kushner Cos. violated housing codes more than 200 times in 10 months in 2017 and only moved to fix the problems after being threatened with fines.