People who hate Trump deserve to be called 'human scum' even if they're Republicans: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham
Trump, on Wednesday, had tweeted describing his Republican critics as 'human scum' saying they are worse and more dangerous than the Democrats
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham defended President Donald Trump's tweet on Thursday, suggesting that people who do not like him are "human scum."
Trump, on Wednesday, had tweeted describing his Republican critics as human scum: "The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Watch out for them, they are human scum!" the president tweeted, apparently taking a swipe at the Utah Senator Mitt Romney, who has been a vocal critic of Trump.
Grisham, on Thursday, made an appearance on 'Fox & Friends' and was asked whether Trump regrets using the phrase for his fellow Republicans, the press secretary replied with a staunch no.
"He shouldn’t," Grisham told host Brian Kilmeade. “The people who are against him and have been against him and working against him since the day they took office are just that. They deserve strong language like that."
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham agrees that opponents of Donald Trump are "scum": "The people who are against him and who have been against him and working against him since the day they took office are just that. ... They deserve strong language like that." pic.twitter.com/0Gkll6DZqi— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 24, 2019
The White House press secretary added that Trump also believes that there are some people working within the US intelligence community who are also "really terrible."
Grisham has not led a single White House briefing ever since the president appointed her as his press secretary in July.
Trump's controversial tweet garnered backlash from Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who deemed Trump's comments on other Republicans "beneath the office of the presidency."
Despite Trump's purported outrage over his 2016 political rival Hillary Clinton's remarks that half of his supporters could be put into a "basket of deplorables," the president consistently insults his political opponents and critics on Twitter.
Trump, at a 2016 campaign rally in Iowa, had said: "While my opponent slanders you as deplorable and irredeemable, I call you hardworking American patriots who love your country." However, despite his earlier statements, the president had continued to assassinate the characters of those who do not have a favorable opinion of him.