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

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFive takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump declassification move unnerves Democrats Trump appeals order siding with House Democrats bank subpoenas MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit 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 TlaibSteyer plans impeachment push targeting Democrats over recess Tlaib urges Mnuchin to seek personal legal advice Pelosi faces tipping point on Trump impeachment 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 PelosiPelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Hillicon Valley: Facebook won't remove doctored Pelosi video | Trump denies knowledge of fake Pelosi videos | Controversy over new Assange charges | House Democrats seek bipartisan group on net neutrality 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 MulvaneyTrump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit On The Money: Judge rules banks can give Trump records to House | Mnuchin pegs debt ceiling deadline as 'late summer' | Democrats see momentum in Trump tax return fight | House rebukes Trump changes to consumer agency House rebukes Mulvaney's efforts to rein in consumer bureau 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.