Trump Jr. slams Eric Holder: This is the party of 'tolerance'
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Trump set to host controversial social media summit Trump associate Felix Sater grilled by House Intel MORE on Thursday slammed former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderFeds will not charge officer who killed Eric Garner The old 'state rights' and the new state power The Hill's Morning Report — Harris brings her A game to Miami debate 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 ClintonWhy Trump's bigoted tropes won't work in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm 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 HeitkampTrump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand McConnell's Democratic challenger McGrath backtracks on Kavanaugh comments McConnell's Democratic challenger says she likely would have voted for Kavanaugh 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 ObamaBiden jokes he's ready for a push-up competition with Trump Michelle Obama calls on teachers to help students register to vote The Obamas' silence on Joe Biden is deafening  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 PaulThe buck stops here: How to restore accountability to the federal regulatory system Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand Lawyer: Flynn will keep cooperating after co-conspirator revelations MORE (R-Ky.) said in an interview Wednesday on Fox News.

House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOcasio-Cortez top aide emerges as lightning rod amid Democratic feud House Republicans dismissive of Paul Ryan's take on Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump rails against 'terrible bias' at White House social media summit | Twitter hit by hour-long outage | Google admits workers listen to smart device recordings 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.