Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) claimed he was being “constructive” when he lashed out at President Donald Trump, calling Trump a “psychopath” over the weekend after Trump blamed the FBI for failing to prevent the Florida school shooting.
“I think it’s very important for us to shock the American public, especially those that aren’t paying attention to what this president is doing,” he said during a Wednesday CNN appearance. “I think it is constructive in that sense, that we’re not dealing with a normal president.”
You are such a psychopath that you have to make even the death of 17 children about you. America will regret the day you were ever born. https://t.co/5jyhVXRSRn
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) February 18, 2018
Gallego, who also tweeted America would regret the day Trump was born, added that “if any president in the past would have tweeted this out while there were still young men and women being buried in a mass shooting, the press and politicians in general would have started questioning the sanity of this president or whether even he’s fit for office.”
Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
“Somehow, we’ve all gone into the norm that the president can act how he is and we’re supposed to accept it’s normal. It’s not normal,” he added. “Everything the White House is doing is not normal. And it is incumbent upon elected officials like me to try to get people to recognize that.”
Gallego continued to say that Trump’s tweet was “not normal” and elected officials needed to call him out on it.
“What he did was beyond the pale. To take something as disgusting that just occurred to these young kids and then turn around and make it about himself,” Gallego said. “That’s not normal. We need to fight on all fronts for people to realize that.”