Melania Trump aide: Candidate's remark on first lady 'disturbing and despicable'
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Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told Glamour magazine that independent candidate Mark Roberts's Monday remarks calling Trump a "hoe bag" represented the "hypocritical intolerance" of the Trump administration's political enemies.

“This is just more hypocritical intolerance from those who oppose her husband’s administration. To say such ugly words about a mother, wife and our First Lady is not just a pathetic attempt at getting himself in the news, it is disturbing and despicable," Grisham said.

Roberts came under heavy criticism from Republicans this week after he tweeted that Trump "works by the hour," adding the hashtag "#hoebag." He has refused to apologize amid the criticism.

The tweet drew fire from prominent conservatives including Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE (R-Calif.), who called on Twitter to ban Roberts from the platform.

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“This attack on @FLOTUS is disgraceful,” McCarthy said in a tweet on Tuesday.
 

“Comments like these have no business on any platform," he added, tagging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the tweet. "This account should be banned ASAP.”

Roberts identifies himself as an independent conservative candidate on his on his website detailing his bid for Oregon's 2nd congressional district currently held by Rep. Greg WaldenGregory (Greg) Paul WaldenHouse GOP blocks Trump-supported drug pricing provision from spending bill GOP turns its fire on Google Hillicon Valley: Twitter chief faces GOP anger over bias | DOJ convenes meeting on bias claims | Rubio clashes with Alex Jones | DHS chief urges lawmakers to pass cyber bill | Sanders bill takes aim at Amazon MORE (R).

Walden will face Roberts and Democratic nominee Jamie McLeod-Skinner in November after previously winning the district by more than 40 points in 2016. The Cook Partisan Voter Index rates the district as safely Republican district.