On Thursday, Trump defender Steve Cortes ripped the president for calling Democrats “treasonous.”
During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Cortes said that it was “out of line” for Trump to claim that Democrats are treasonous for their “open border mindset.”
“I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!” Trump tweeted.
I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2019
“We should just pause to once again say this is not normal. It’s not normal for any president of any party at any time to accuse the members of the opposition party of treason,” Cooper said.
Adding, “Three crimes are mentioned in the Constitution, counterfeiting, piracy, and treason. Treason is the only one explicitly defined because of how serious it is. It’s not a term to be thrown around lightly or even in anger, especially when the accuser happens to hold the highest office in the land.”
“If President Obama had called Republicans treasonous wouldn’t Republicans understandably be very upset?” Cooper asked.
“I totally agree. You know how much I strenuously support the agenda of this president, but I’m no sycophant, and I don’t like this rhetoric at all,” Cortes said.
“It’s over the top and uncalled for. He shouldn’t be using a word like treasonous,” Cortes said. “I totally concur with the president on his policies on the border and totally concur that the Democrats do favor open borders, but let’s leave treason as a term out of it.”
“We don’t need to reach always for the most extreme language possible to describe our political opponents,” Cortes said.
Watch below via CNN:
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