Democrats are un-American.
That is the message Donald Trump delivered yesterday during a speech at a manufacturing plant in Blue Ash, Ohio.
“They would rather see Trump do badly than our country do well. That’s what it means,” Trump told an audience of supporters. “It’s very selfish. It was bad energy.”
Trump’s accusation stems from the allegedly bad behavior Democrats exhibited at his State of the Union address last week.
Unlike Republicans, who gave Trump a rousing round of applause after every sentence uttered, Democrats sat stone-faced, unmoved.
“They were like death and un-American,” Trump added. “Somebody said ‘treasonous’. I mean, eh. I guess, why not? Can we call that treason, why not? I mean they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”
As has been the pattern since the start of his presidency, some Republican lawmakers are defending Trump’s remarks, albeit with some qualification.
“I wouldn’t use the word ‘treasonous’ but boy, was it embarrassing,” said Rep Chris Collins (R-NY). “They were stoic, sitting on their hands.”
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) perhaps stated the Republican view best:
“I would say it was un-American, and they don’t love our country. I don’t know if I would go as far as treasonous, but the president is before a large audience and he likes to talk in colorful language. I sat on the Democratic side, and I was frankly appalled at the behavior of the Democrats…I thought it was terrible that they didn’t [stand] for very American ideas, and why not? They’re just about resist? What does resist mean? Obstruct. They’re not interested in dialogue. Not interested in working with us and trying to come up with solutions.”
It is only a matter of time before Trump TV (Fox News) and other conservative media outlets run with this latest supposed Democratic debacle.
Democrats have had a bad last few days. First the release of the Nunes memo that many Republicans believe exonerates Trump of any wrongdoing in the Trump-Russia probe. And now a new scandal of their own that Republicans claim demonstrates just how unpatriotic they are … “Clapgate.”
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