Donald Trump Called Democrats Who Didn't Give Him a Standing Ovation "Treasonous"
Type: Anti-Liberal AttacksFeb 06 2018 Severity: Targeted: Democrats in Congress
Donald Trump called House and Senate Democrats who refused to stand and cheer throughout his State of the Union address treasonous and accused them of being Un-American. A sitting President accusing an opposing political party as treasonous is unheard of in American history. A White House official later claimed Trump's comment was meant to be a joke, but Trump never informed his audience that he was, in fact, joking.
Quote | He also called them Un-American and said they don't love the country.
"They were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, 'Treasonous.' I mean, yeah, I guess, why not," Trump said. "Can we call that treason? Why not," he added. "I mean they certainly didn't seem to love our country that much."
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