Dem lawmaker calls Trump racist in response to 'dog' comment

Dem lawmaker calls Trump racist in response to 'dog' comment
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Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonTrump, Obamas and Clintons among leaders mourning Aretha Franklin Clyburn rips Trump over Omarosa 'dog' comment: 'I don’t know of anything that has been more troubling to me' Dem lawmaker calls Trump racist in response to 'dog' comment MORE (D-Fla.) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE on Wednesday for calling former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanSales of political books up 25 percent in 2018: report Woodward book breaks 93-year publishing record Stormy Daniels announces new tell-all book: 'Full Disclosure' MORE a “dog.”

Wilson sent a tweet putting the focus on Trump, saying "there are many names we can call you" in response to the insult.

"Racist. Hater. Traitor. Bigot. Misogynist. Liar,” she wrote.

Trump and White House officials have gone on the offensive against Manigault Newman in recent days since she began a tour to promote her new tell-all book “Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.”

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The book, which details her time as a White House staffer, includes a number of controversial claims about Trump that have prompted a furious response from the president, who called her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "dog" Tuesday on Twitter.

Manigault Newman has also released tapes of conversations she had with campaign staffers, White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE and Trump himself.

Wilson and Trump have clashed before.

Trump and Kelly feuded with the Democratic congresswoman last year after she shared details of a phone call she overheard between the president and the widow of a fallen serviceman in which Trump said that the soldier "knew what he was signing up for."

Wilson slammed the comment as insensitive to the grieving family, criticism Trump dismissed, tweeting, “The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!”

Other lawmakers, including some Republicans, have criticized Trump's "dog" remark about Manigault Newman, an insult that he has repeated in reference to a number of public figures in the past.

Trump ally Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchGrand Staircase-Escalante: A conservation triumph is headed for future as playground for industry McConnell tamps down any talk of Kavanaugh withdrawal GOP offers to ban cameras from testimony of Kavanaugh accuser MORE (R-Utah) on Wednesday said the comments were beneath the office of the president. 

"No, I'm not comfortable with that. I don't think words like that should be used especially by the president ... I think he should rise above that,” he told CNN.