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

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDebate builds over making Mueller report public Media reliability questioned over report Trump directed lies to Congress Giuliani defends Trump going after Cohen's father-in-law MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values 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 TlaibNew progressive sheriffs in town ready to fight for Main Street On The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction GOP lawmaker accuses Dems of 'empowering' anti-Semitism 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 PelosiElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Our legislators must commit to making children a priority Dreamer: Dems 'should absolutely not' take Trump's immigration deal 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 MulvaneyOn The Money: Trump teases 'major announcement' Saturday on shutdown | Fight with Dems intensifies | Pelosi accuses Trump of leaking trip to Afghanistan | Mnuchin refuses to testify on shutdown impacts The Hill's Morning Report — Shutdown fallout — economic distress On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions 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.