Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while discussing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump re-tweeting a tweet about Jeb Bush that said, “Adios Jeb, aka Jose,” which included a swastika image, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) said Trump should be disqualified from running for president.
The Trump campaign has said Trump did not see the image when he re-tweeted it and it has been deleted.
Clyburn said, “I’m very uncomfortable with anybody running for the presidency of the United States to even be associated with that sort of thing. At least not to re-tweet it. So whoever is doing that, I don’t think they are doing the country any big favors. And hopefully they aren’t doing themselves any great favors as well.”
When host Mitchell asked,”Should it be disqualifying? Clyburn answered, “That sort of thing I think is disqualifying. Absolutely it should be. We aught to conduct ourselves as adults in this world. We can have disagreements. My Lord, I have them within my own family with my siblings, not to mention with my wife. So these are just rumors that come we work though them, we be respectful of each other, try to preserve the integrity of the institution we may be representing at any one time. And in this instance, that institution that is the glue that keeps us all together, the United States of America. We aught to respect each other and not have that kind of silliness defining us.”