Dem rep on Trump tweet: ‘An embarrassment on the international stage’

Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassWhitaker takes grilling from House lawmakers Congressional Black Caucus leaders call on Northam to resign Congressional Black Caucus faces tough decision on Harris, Booker MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE’s morning tweet accusing Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse chairmen consult with counsel about ways to get notes from Trump-Putin meetings Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Dems blast rulemaking on family planning program | Facebook may remove anti-vaccine content | Medicare proposes coverage for new cancer treatment Hillicon Valley: Facebook weighs crackdown on anti-vaccine content | Lyft challenges Trump fuel standards rollback | Illinois tries to woo Amazon | New round of China trade talks next week MORE (D-Calif.) of being a leaker is “an embarrassment on the international stage.”

“This is the president of the United States. This is just an embarrassment. It’s an embarrassment on the international stage,” Bass told CNN’s “New Day.” “And I think that he is showing exactly what the purpose of the memo is.”

Bass’s criticism of Trump comes after the president slammed Schiff on Twitter, alleging that the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee leaks “confidential information.” 

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“Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper!” the president wrote on Twitter. “Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!”

Schiff has been vocal in his criticism of Trump, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears ‘Fox & Friends’ host asks if McCabe opening FBI probe into Trump was attempt to ‘overthrow government’ Nunes says GOP lawmakers looking through Russia transcripts, will make DOJ referrals MORE (R-Calif.) and the committee’s decision to release a confidential memo alleging surveillance abuses by the Justice Department.

After Schiff became the subject of Trump’s ire on Monday, the California Democrat urged the president to focus on other issues like immigration and government funding.

“Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of ‘Executive Time,’” Schiff wrote.

“Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or...really anything else.”