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Day After Praising Assault on Reporter, Trump Attacks Democrats As ‘Angry Mob’

Trump posts video message to Twitter saying Democrats are ‘losing it,’ hopes for unity someday

A day after praising a Republican congressman for assaulting a reporter, President Donald Trump posted a video message on Twitter Friday calling Democrats an "angry mob" that is "losing it." (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A day after praising a Republican congressman for assaulting a reporter, President Donald Trump posted a video message on Twitter Friday calling Democrats an “angry mob” that is “losing it.”

“We should be a unified country,” Trump said. “It will happen someday.”

Trump’s video, posted with the hashtag “JobsNotMobs,” showed a clip of Eric Holder, former President Barack Obama’s attorney general, saying, “When they go low, we kick,” and his 2016 Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton saying, “You cannot be civil.”

Both clips appeared to cut Holder and Clinton off mid-sentence. 

Trump said Clinton’s comment was “so horrible.”

The video also showed the infamous clip of Democratic Rep. Maxine Watersurging her supporters to push back on Trump officials and tell them they’re not welcome if they see them out in public places.

“The Democrats don’t like being called an angry mob, but really that’s what they’ve become,” Trump said. “They’ve gone so far left they can’t even believe that they are over there.”

The message comes as other Republican leaders like House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana claim Democrats are being violent in the run-up to the elections. Scalise wrote an op-ed for Fox News about the topic this week, even as Trump was praising Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., for assaulting a reporter last year

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