Chris Murphy blasts Trump for ‘attacking Democrats’ while hurricane ravages Texas

Chris Murphy blasts Trump for ‘attacking Democrats’ while hurricane ravages Texas

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Governors criticize Trump move on pre-existing conditions Bipartisan group of senators asks FDA to examine drug shortages Trump faces Father’s Day pleas to end separations of migrant families MORE (D-Conn.) on Sunday ripped President Trump's tweet about a planned visit to Missouri while Tropical Storm Harvey continued to leave devastation in its wake in parts of Texas.

"My god. At this exact moment people are dying in the worst natural disaster of his Presidency & instead of leading he's attacking Democrats," Murphy tweeted. 


Murphy's comment comes after a tweet from the president containing what appears to be a jab at Democratic Senator Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillConservative group calls for ethics probe into McCaskill’s use of private plane Senate moderates hunt for compromise on family separation bill Election Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral MORE of Missouri, who's up for a third Senate term in 2018. 


While the president has issued several tweets providing updates on Harvey, he took heat on Sunday for a series of unrelated tweets on NAFTA negotiations, his proposed border wall with Mexico and a plug for Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's book. 







The president's tweets come as Texas grapples with severe flooding from Harvey, which made landfall in the state last Friday. 

The death toll from the storm has risen to five, according to several reports.