Wasserman Schultz: Trump 'believes he was elected as a dictator'

Wasserman Schultz: Trump 'believes he was elected as a dictator'
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on Tuesday said President Trump thinks he was elected as a "dictator."

During an interview on Fox Business, Wasserman Schultz cited a tweet the president posted earlier Tuesday blasting Democrats for delaying confirmations for his Cabinet nominees.

“The president’s tweet this morning was very interesting and telling because it shows that he believes he was elected as a dictator," the former Democratic National Committee chair said.

"There is an advise and consent role in the United States Senate, and that is what they are doing. He doesn’t just get to have his nominations rubber stamped, and he has nominated some very disturbing individuals.”


Trump on Tuesday morning questioned when the Democrats would "give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet."

"They should be ashamed of themselves!" the president tweeted. "No wonder D.C. doesn't work!"

The tweets came after Trump on Monday night fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was appointed by former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHead of North Carolina's health department steps down Appeals court appears wary of Trump's suit to block documents from Jan. 6 committee Patent trolls kill startups, but the Biden administration has the power to help  MORE.

Yates's ouster on Monday came after she ordered the Justice Department not to defend Trump's controversial executive order barring entry to the U.S. for refugees and people from seven predominately Muslim countries.

The president and his team have previously criticized Democrats for holding up the confirmations of his Cabinet nominees.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday refused to attend a committee vote on two of the president's more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration.

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his selection for Treasury secretary.