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 TrumpMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Georgia certifies elections results in bitterly fought governor's race Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny MORE on Friday took aim at Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Pipeline paralysis: The left’s latest fossil fuel obstruction tactic Mueller could turn easy Trump answers into difficult situation MORE and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderEric Holder endorses Pelosi for Speaker Poll: Biden and Sanders lead 2020 Dem field, followed by Beto O'Rourke Trump's shortlist for attorney general takes shape 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 ObamaMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Barack Obama makes surprise appearance at Michelle's D.C. event Michelle Obama's stylist downplays controversy over Melania Trump jacket 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 WatersDem women rally behind Pelosi Pelosi, potential challenger Fudge hold 'candid' discussion Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up 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 GianforteMontana New Members 2019 Gianforte defeats Democrat for Montana's at-large congressional seat Sabato's Crystal Ball: Dems will pick up more than 30 House seats, GOP set to keep Senate 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.