Democratic lawmaker on Trump after Dingell comments: 'Hell will be too good for him'

House Budget Committee Chairman John YarmuthJohn Allen YarmuthBudget hawks frustrated by 2020 politics in entitlement reform fight On The Money: Deficit spikes 25 percent through January | Mnuchin declines to say why Trump pulled Treasury nominee who oversaw Roger Stone case | Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts MORE (D-Ky.) excoriated President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE on Thursday for his comments at a Wednesday rally suggesting the late Rep. John DingellJohn DingellOverwhelming majority of voters say civility is needed in politics Lawmakers discuss how to work together in midst of impeachment fight James Taylor to perform at awards ceremony for Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week MORE (D-Mich.) was “looking up” instead of down from heaven, saying the remark indicated Trump is “rotten to the core.”

“It's moments like these that we are reminded that the president is not only a criminal, he is implusively [sic] cruel and truly rotten to the core,” Yarmuth, the only Democrat in Kentucky’s congressional delegation, tweeted Thursday. “Hell will be too good for him.”

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Trump made the comments at a rally in Battle Creek, Mich., after blasting Dingell’s widow and successor, Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Democrats call on Pompeo to restore funding to Gaza Democratic congresswomen wear white to Trump's address in honor of suffrage movement MORE (D-Mich.), for supporting the House’s impeachment articles after Trump lowered flags to half-staff after the death of her husband, a World War II veteran and the longest serving member of Congress in history. Trump claimed that Dingell had said of the honors for her husband, “John would be so thrilled. He’s looking down. He’d be so thrilled.”

"Maybe he's looking up. Maybe, but let's assume he's looking down,” Trump added.

Dingell tweeted Wednesday night that Trump’s remarks “brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder."

She spoke further on the matter Thursday morning, saying on CNN, “We’re a family grieving, so I think we should take a lesson from this and all respect each other, period ... we need more civility in this country. Some things should be off-limits. And you know what? We’re all human beings.”

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE (D-Calif.) also condemned the comments, telling reporters Thursday, "What the president misunderstands is that cruelty is not wit. Just because he gets a laugh for saying the cruel things that he says doesn't mean he's funny. It's not funny at all. It's very sad.”