Wasserman Schultz rips Trump, GOP convention
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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz needled Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE and Republicans for “divisive rhetoric and more attacks” during this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

At a Tampa, Fla., rally for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonVideo of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Ronan Farrow exposes how the media protect the powerful Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE, the Florida congresswoman attacked the newly minted GOP nominee’s acceptance speech on Thursday as “dark and foreboding.”


“I can assure you that all we heard from Republican convention was more of the same divisive rhetoric, more attacks, more anger, and not a single new idea or policy proposals to improve the lives of Americans,” Wasserman Schultz said.

“All we saw was bitterness attacks and division,” she added. “Is that what America needs from the president of the United States? Of course not.”

The DNC chief also chided Trump for arguing that he alone can solve America’s problems.

“There’s a word for that kind of governance, and it is not 'democracy,' ” Wasserman Schultz said. “In America, we don’t get anything important accomplished alone, do we?”

Clinton will take the stage shortly and is expected to reveal her choice for running mate. The leading contender appears to be Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael Kaine2020 general election debates announced Senators call for Trump administration to testify on Syria Schumer: Transcript 'absolutely validates' Trump impeachment inquiry MORE (D-Va.).

Democrats will convene in Philadelphia on Monday for the party’s convention, where delegates will officially nominate Clinton for president.

Wasserman Schultz’s speech comes hours after Wikileaks published a trove of emails on Friday that showed top DNC officials privately planned how to undermine the presidential campaign of Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption MORE, Clinton's main rival for the nomination.