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

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

President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE on Friday took aim at Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 MORE and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderOregon legislature on the brink as Democrats push gerrymandered maps Christie, Pompeo named co-chairs of GOP redistricting group Democrats look to state courts as redistricting battle heats up MORE in a video address posted to Twitter, linking the two Democrats to rhetoric that, Republicans have claimed, promotes violence against conservatives.

ADVERTISEMENT

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 looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees 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 WatersDemocratic anger grows over treatment of Haitian migrants Advocates call on top Democrats for 0B in housing investments Cori Bush hits her stride by drawing on activist past 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 governor issues rules requiring schools to consider 'parental concerns' about masks Montana Gov. Gianforte allocates more than million in federal aid for school virus testing Bipartisan governors press Biden administration on Canadian border restrictions 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.