White House communications adviser Mercedes Schlapp on Monday called for unity in the wake of a shooting massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend, while also criticizing Democrats and the media for calling out President Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric.
After hearing a clip of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) saying that Trump sets a tone of “division” and “sometimes hatred,” Schlapp called the comments “outrageous.”
“That’s just, again, outrageous. You have these Democrats, and some members of the media, who are the ones being dividing, who are the ones demonizing this president, who’s the one who’s putting the blame on the President for the acts of these sick and deranged individuals,” Schlapp said on Fox News. “Those are just irresponsible statements coming out of the Democrats. This is a moment of unity for our country and the Democrats continuously overplay their hand when they keep putting the blame and trying to demonize President Trump.”
White House aide Mercedes Schlapp responds to Dems criticizing Trump's rhetoric pic.twitter.com/NOU6cyLkF8
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