Schiff: Trump cannot criticize language after turning my name into a profanity

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems request probe into spa owner suspected of trying to sell access to Trump Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE "is not in a position to talk about language" because "no one has done more to debase the political sphere than Donald Trump."

"I'm in a unique position to say this," Schiff noted, "considering the president turned my name into a profanity."

Trump in a November tweet labeled Schiff as "little Adam Schitt."

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Trump last week criticized Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDems concerned impeachment will make Trump 'appear like a victim,' says pollster Officials dismiss criticism that Trump rhetoric to blame for New Zealand attack Tlaib: Trump needs to send a 'very loud and clear' signal against domestic terrorism, white supremacy MORE (D-Mich.), who just took office, after she said the new Democratic majority would "go in and impeach the motherf---er.”

“I thought her comments were disgraceful,” Trump said Friday.

Several Democrats have distanced themselves from Tlaib's remark, including Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who earlier in the CNN program said his constituents would never speak that way about the president.

"Even the most progressive of the constituents I have," he said. "They know better than to use that kind of language about the president of the United States, regardless of the coarse language that the president uses in public."

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiRisk-averse Republicans are failing the republic The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight Trump, Saturday Night Live and why autocrats can't take a joke MORE (D-Calif.) previously said of Tlaib's remark that "I wouldn’t use that language,” but added that she is "not in the censorship business.”

Trump's acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyMulvaney poised to become permanent White House chief of staff: report Pentagon sends Congress list of projects that could lose funds to Trump's emergency declaration Trump: Media 'working overtime to blame me' for New Zealand attack MORE, also on CNN's Sunday show, defended Trump's use of "coarse" language, saying it did not mean he is "coarsening" public discourse overall.