Trump Jr. rips ACLU over State of the Union criticism: 'These people have really lost their way'
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Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpDonald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents Trump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball MORE ripped the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday after the organization criticized President TrumpDonald TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel MORE's State of the Union address. 

"Imagine that, he said America in THE STATE OF THE UNION! These people have really lost their way. It’s really a shame," Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, said in a tweet. 

 

The ACLU responded to Trump Jr. in a statement on Wednesday.

“Doesn’t matter how many times he says it, Trump’s policies do nothing to help most of America and violate basic civil liberties, which is why he has the lowest average approval ratings ever recorded," an ACLU spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill, referencing a Jan. 30 Gallup poll.

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The ACLU's national political director Faiz Shakir on Tuesday issued a written response to Trump's first State of the Union address. 

“Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech. Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities," Shakir said in a statement. 

"The ACLU stands ready to protect these communities, both in the courts and at the polls."

The president in his speech on Tuesday addressed the ongoing immigration debate, discussed economic headway made during his administration and slammed the North Korean and Iranian governments. 

The speech was widely praised by Republicans. Democrats, however, have called the address "divisive." 

Updated at 2:41 p.m.