Trump Jr. slams Eric Holder: This is the party of 'tolerance'
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump has publicly criticized Russia probe more than 1,100 times: NY Times Trump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users Trump Jr. blasts Alec Baldwin: 'Spare everyone your bulls---' MORE on Thursday slammed former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderBarack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Ocasio-Cortez to be first guest on new Desus and Mero show Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks 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 campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Roger Stone invokes gag order in new fundraiser 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 HeitkampOvernight Energy: Trump taps ex-oil lobbyist Bernhardt to lead Interior | Bernhardt slams Obama officials for agency's ethics issues | Head of major green group steps down Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary On The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction 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 ObamaGOP pollster says Michelle Obama one of Democrats' best surrogates Michelle Obama would be tied with Biden as frontrunner if she ran in 2020, poll shows Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85 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 PaulOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Congress must step up to protect Medicare home health care Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration MORE (R-Ky.) said in an interview Wednesday on Fox News.

House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Texas man with politician hit list, illegally 3D printed rifle sentenced to eight years The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Will there be any last-minute shutdown drama? 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.