The White House is not going to going to let anyone attack President Trump again. Not after it was suggested that Trump’s rhetoric has fueled a toxic atmosphere that could have led to the attack on GOP lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia.
“There has been quite a bit of attacking against the president,” White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Citing a dinner with Democrats earlier this week, Sanders said the president has “tried to reach out to Democrats.”
The spokeswoman didn’t stop, she said that it would be beneficial if the nation as a whole could “bring the temperature down a little bit. I think that was the goal he laid out yesterday.”
Trump had said after the shooting “We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country.”
Any debate about civility in politics begins with Trump. No one has degraded discourse more, while embracing the fringe. Fact, not opinion.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) June 15, 2017
“Any debate about civility in politics begins with Trump. No one has degraded discourse more, while embracing the fringe. Fact, not opinion,” New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush wrote.