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 TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election 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-CortezLouisiana governor wins re-election White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations Ocasio-Cortez voices support for Taylor Swift in artist's battle to perform her songs MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Krystal Ball: Billionaires panicking over Sanders candidacy Omar renews claim Stephen Miller is a 'white nationalist' amid calls for him to step down MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibAyanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution Ethics panel extends probe into Tlaib, says she likely misused campaign funds Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyAyanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Justice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability 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 AmashTrump allies assail impeachment on process while House Democrats promise open hearings soon Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote 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.