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

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump defends firing of intel watchdog, calling him a 'disgrace' Democrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Outgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump hits Illinois governor after criticism: 'I hear him complaining all the time' 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 TlaibDemocrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus 20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order Pressley, Tlaib introduce bill providing .5B in emergency grants for the homeless 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 PelosiTop Federal Reserve official: Further coronavirus stimulus bill may not be needed Schumer: Fired inspector general will be remembered as a 'hero' Clyburn says stimulus spending oversight committee will be 'forward looking' 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 MulvaneyMick MulvaneyOne year in, Democrats frustrated by fight for Trump tax returns Meadows joins White House in crisis mode Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House 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.