Dem Rep Himes: Trump Joke About ‘Treasonous’ Dems ‘Dragged This Country Deep into the Mud of Autocracy’

Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep Jim Himes  (D-CT) criticized President Donald Trump for his remarks given in Ohio on Monday, in which he called Democrats “treasonous” for not applauding the positive economic news at his State of the Union address.

Himes declared those comments from the president “dragged this country deep into the mud of autocracy.”

Himes said “You know, John, it’s yet the latest installment of this president taking our democracy and our country into the gutter. There are Nicaraguan dictators. There are Asian dictators, who would be embarrassed to call their political opponents—because they happen to disagree politically—’treasonous’ or ‘un-American.’ It is quite frankly pathetic.”

He added, “This president, and in that moment, dragged this country deep into the mud of autocracy and dictatorship, as opposed to the kind of democracy that—whether you watch Fox News or Rachel Maddow—you ought to aspire this country to have.”

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