At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama called the Baltimore riots "counterproductive."
"There's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday. It is counterproductive.
"When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing. When they burn down a building, they're committing arson.
"And they're destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities. That robs jobs and opportunity from people in that area," President Obama said.