President Trump calls Rep. Rashida Tlaib's comments "disgraceful"

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 15:20:40-05

President Donald Trump says newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan "dishonored herself" when she used profanity to describe him.

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Speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden, Trump said Friday that he thought Tlaib's comments were "disgraceful."

She didn't back down Friday, tweeting that "I will always speak truth to power." She added the hashtag, "#unapologeticallyMe."

Trump, who routinely slings verbal attacks at his critics, said: "I thought her comments were disgraceful" and "disrespectful" to the United States.

"I think she dishonored herself, and I think she dishonored her family. Using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there, is a great dishonor to her and her family. I think it was highly disrespectful... to the United States of America."