Congressional Republicans plan fall retreat in Baltimore; White House won’t say whether Trump will attend

Congressional Republicans plan to hold a retreat this fall in Baltimore — after Republican President Donald Trump denigrated the city as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and a “very dangerous & filthy place.” GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives will gather Sept. 12-14 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Harbor East. The event raises the prospect of Trump making his first visit to the city as president, because the sitting president often addresses the gathering. It’s often held in Baltimore or West Virginia, but the members of Congress also have met on the Eastern Shore and in Philadelphia. (Balt. Sun)

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