Dem fires back at Trump: He 'doesn't know what "treason" means'

Dem fires back at Trump: He 'doesn't know what "treason" means'
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Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE for saying Democrats were “treasonous” for not applauding him during his State of the Union, saying Trump “doesn’t know what ‘treason’ means.”

"He should study Article III of the United States Constitution, which he clearly hasn't read,” Beyer tweeted Monday. 

Article III of the Constitution lays out the U.S. judicial system and includes the definition for treason.

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“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort,” it reads.

The Democrat’s response came just hours after Trump called Democrats “un-American” and “selfish” for not standing and applauding when he mentioned achievements from his first year in office during his State of the Union address last week.

"Can we call that treason? Why not?" Trump said. "They certainly didn't seem to love our country very much."

He suggested that the lack of a show of support for him would make it difficult for him to work with Democrats on government spending and immigration legislation.