White House press secretary says 'the people who are against' Trump are human scum
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham hasn't held a single televised press briefing since taking her position, but she frequently finds time to go on Fox News. And on Thursday, she used the opportunity to attack literally every American who opposes the president.
Her comments came after host of "Fox & Friends" Brian Kilmeade asked her about President Donald Trump's recent inflammatory tweet, in which he referred to "Never Trumper Republicans" as "human scum":
The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangero… https://t.co/xYkUiEWRuN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1571852920.0
Kilmeade gave Grisham the opportunity to tone down that language, but she decided to apply it to an even wider swath of people.
"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," she said. "It is horrible that people are working against a president who's delivering results for this country and has been since day one. And the fact that people continue to try to negate anything that he's doing and take away from the good work that he's doing on behalf of the American people — they deserve strong language like that."
Previous presidents, of course, have typically acknowledged that having political opposition is a natural, healthy part of a democracy. It now seems the official opinion of the White House is that no political opposition is acceptable.
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