Trump Jr. slams Eric Holder: This is the party of 'tolerance'
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Romney earns rants and raves for secret Twitter name DOJ: McGahn, Trump Jr. did not testify before Mueller grand jury MORE on Thursday slammed former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderSupreme Court throws out challenge to Michigan electoral map Amash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials We can't allow presidents and public opinion to further diminish the work of the press MORE for comments he made suggesting Democrats should be "kick" Republicans when they "go low."

"This is the party of 'tolerance,'" Trump tweeted. "The leftists have really lost touch."

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"They have no platform other than hate and they can’t stand that @realDonaldTrump is winning and showing Americans how bad their liberal policies have been for America," Trump Jr. said.

"Even the media can't fix it for them!"

Trump was responding to remarks Holder made at a campaign event Sunday.

"Michelle [Obama] always says that, you know, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick them," Holder said, referring to Republicans, in a video that surfaced Wednesday. "That’s what this new Democratic Party is about."

He clarified later in his speech that "kick them" doesn't refer to doing anything inappropriate or illegal.

Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Saagar Enjeti: Clinton remarks on Gabbard 'shows just how deep the rot in our system goes' MORE made similar remarks in a CNN interview Tuesday when she said, "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for."

Some on the left have criticized the comments from Holder and Clinton.

Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampThe Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same Trump wins 60 percent approval in rural areas of key states Pence to push new NAFTA deal in visit to Iowa MORE (D-N.D.), who's up for reelection in a state Trump won by double digits in 2016, called Clinton's statements "ridiculous," while former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama: Cummings showed us 'the importance of checks and balances' Poll shows Michelle Obama would lead in New Hampshire if she entered 2020 Democratic race Obamas' first Netflix project nominated for Critics' Choice Documentary Awards MORE pushed back on against Holder's remarks.

"Do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?" she asked.

Some GOP lawmakers have seized on recent remarks by Democrats, saying they may lead to violence.

"There is going to be an assassination if this doesn't ratchet down, and I think the other side needs to really calm the rhetoric down,' Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul confronted over 'Republican bullshit' in restaurant This week: Tensions flare over Schiff, impeachment inquiry Turkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate MORE (R-Ky.) said in an interview Wednesday on Fox News.

House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff This week: Tensions flare over Schiff, impeachment inquiry House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment MORE (R-La.), who was wounded by gunfire last year at a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, called Holder's statements a "direct threat to our democracy" in an op-ed Wednesday.

Updated at 2:28 p.m.