Trump Jr. slams Eric Holder: This is the party of 'tolerance'
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. says his dad is a 're-gifter' Brzezinski apologizes after backlash over homophobic remark about Pompeo Press: Mueller closes in on Trump MORE on Thursday slammed former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderTrump attorney general pick a prolific donor to GOP candidates, groups: report Trump on sharing photo of Rosenstein behind bars: 'He should have never picked a special counsel' If the GOP wants to win, it needs to champion the middle class 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 ClintonCohen once teased Hillary Clinton about going to prison. Now he's been sentenced to 36 months The Hill's 12:30 Report — Cohen gets three years in prison | Fallout from Oval Office clash | House GOP eyes vote on B for wall Contest offers 'Broadway play and chardonnay' with Clinton 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 HeitkampHatch warns Senate 'in crisis' in farewell speech Dem senators Heitkamp, Donnelly urge bipartisanship in farewell speeches House passes bipartisan bill aimed at reversing rising maternal mortality rates 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 ObamaContest offers 'Broadway play and chardonnay' with Clinton Michelle Obama greets students at Detroit Motown Museum during surprise visit Michelle Obama: People questioning whether I could be first lady 'doesn't go away' 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 PaulLame-duck Congress should pass First Step Act Limited Senate access to CIA intelligence is not conspiracy Dems have new moniker for Trump: ‘Unindicted co-conspirator' MORE (R-Ky.) said in an interview Wednesday on Fox News.

House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOn The Money: House GOP struggles to get votes for B in wall funds | Fallout from Oval Office clash | Dems say shutdown would affect 800K workers | House passes 7 billion farm bill GOP struggles to win votes for Trump’s B wall demand Dem knocks GOP colleagues: Blame 'yourself' for unfavorable Google search results 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.