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Trump rebukes Holder, Clinton with 'jobs not mobs' refrain

Trump rebukes Holder, Clinton with 'jobs not mobs' refrain
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE on Friday took aim at Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Katko fends off Democratic opponent in New York race Harris County GOP chairman who made racist Facebook post resigns MORE and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderEx-AG Holder urges GOP to speak against Trump efforts to 'subvert' election results Tyson Foods suspends Iowa plant officials amid coronavirus scandal Money can't buy the Senate MORE in a video address posted to Twitter, linking the two Democrats to rhetoric that, Republicans have claimed, promotes violence against conservatives.

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In a short video posted to his Twitter account, Trump ripped Clinton for her "horrible" remarks in a CNN interview last week, during which she said Democrats cannot be "civil" with a party that "wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," referring to the GOP.

He also took aim at Holder's comments at a campaign event earlier this month where the former Obama administration attorney general riffed on former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaAn immigrant to get the job done at Homeland Security Obama: 'Hopeless' to try to sell as many books as Michelle Obama sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies of memoir in first week MORE's "when they go low, we go high" catch phrase. "When they go low, we kick them," Holder is heard saying in Trump's video. Holder later clarified in his speech that when he says to "kick them," he doesn't mean doing anything inappropriate or illegal.

"They're losing it, and they shouldn't be," Trump says in the video. "The Democrats don't like being called an angry mob, but really that's what they've become."

"They've gone so far left, they can't even believe that they are over there," the president continued, closing with the caption "#JobsnotMobs."

Republicans have criticized Democrats in recent weeks over rhetoric from Holder, as well as other high-profile Democrats including Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersOn The Money: Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed | Trump administration proposal takes aim at bank pledges to avoid fossil fuel financing | JPMorgan: Economy will shrink in first quarter due to COVID-19 spike Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed Maxine Waters says Biden win is 'dawn of a new progressive America' MORE (Calif.), who Trump also features in the video. Some conservatives have suggested such comments have inflamed tensions between the parties and promoted violence ahead of the November midterms.

Holder and other Democrats have rejected the criticism. 

Trump has been criticized on numerous occasions for rhetoric that critics have said seemingly promotes violence. The president, on Thursday, drew sharp backlash during a campaign rally in Missoula, Mont., during which he appeared to praise Rep. Greg GianforteGregory Richard GianforteGOP holds line in state legislatures, dealing blow to Democrats GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte wins Montana governor's race GOP's Rosendale wins Montana House seat MORE (R) for assaulting a reporter last year.

Gianforte pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault and was sentenced to a 180-day deferred sentence, 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management and a $300 fine along with an $85 court fee.