S.E. Cupp: GOP is responsible for Trump's 'racist' and 'un-American ideas'

CNN's S.E. Cupp on Saturday lambasted Republican lawmakers, saying the GOP was responsible for President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE's "racist" and "un-American ideas."

"You break it, you own it," the conservative host said on "S.E. Cupp Unfiltered." "The Republican Party is now fully and totally responsible for these racist, divisive, un-American ideas. They are yours as much as any policy is. In fact, it is the policy. Republicans can pretend that this is just rhetoric, but when Central American children are put in cages at the border as policy and when the administration pushes to cut refugee admissions to zero as policy and when the president implemented a Muslim ban as policy, it’s not just words. It’s the agenda."


Cupp, who has repeatedly criticized the president, went on to call out GOP lawmakers who have called for Trump to just "focus on policy" when he faces scrutiny for his rhetoric. 

"I hear this all the time from Republican lawmakers. 'Well, I wish he'd focus on policy. Let's focus on policy. I don’t like what the president said, but I'm focused on policy.' What a load of crap," Cupp argued, saying the idea that congressmen can "compartmentalize Trump into categories is the lie of the century."

"Trump is not a buffet where you can take what you like and leave what you don't," she added. 

The comments from Cupp came after a week in which Trump repeatedly targeted a group of minority congresswomen. The president said the representatives — Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives soaring after big primary night 'Absolutely incredible': Ocasio-Cortez congratulates Cori Bush on upset victory over Lacy Clay Biden needs to bring religious Americans into the Democratic fold MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary The Memo: Biden faces balancing act Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibThe Hill's Campaign Report: COVID-19 puts conventions in flux  Progressives soaring after big primary night 'Absolutely incredible': Ocasio-Cortez congratulates Cori Bush on upset victory over Lacy Clay MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyTlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary Stimulus checks debate now focuses on size, eligibility MORE (D-Mass.) — should "go back" to the "crime infested places" they came from before speaking out about how the U.S. should be governed. 

He consistently defended his stance, saying the lawmakers were free to leave the U.S. if they weren't happy. The House last week approved a resolution to condemn Trump's comments as a racist. Four GOP lawmakers and Independent Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashPeter Meijer wins GOP primary in Amash's Michigan district Amash confirms he won't seek reelection Democrats fear US already lost COVID-19 battle MORE (Mich.) joined every Democrat in approving the resolution. 

But Cupp called out the Republicans who have been "willing to hold their noses and continue supporting Trump."

"It’s worth it for a good economy, many will say. It’s worth it for more jobs, for conservative judges. It isn’t, though, and Republicans are cravenly playing a very short game. History will not be kind," she said.