President Trump accused Democrats on Monday of being “treasonous,” “un-American” and “very selfish” for refusing to applaud during his State of the Union address when he highlighted his achievements over the past year.
“Can we call that treason? Why not?” the president said during a divisive speech in Ohio. “They certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”
Trump said Democrats “would rather see Trump do badly than our country do well,” calling their behavior “very selfish.”
The Hill added:
He took repeated shots at Democratic congressional leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and praised Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Renacci, who is running for Senate in the fall.
Trump also talked about his tax bill, which the administration says is bolstering the U.S. economy.
A jobs report released Friday showed the economy adding 200,000 jobs in January. It also suggested some wage growth, another data point suggesting a strengthening economy.
However, as President Trump delivered his remarks touting the benefits of Republican tax cuts, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News all cut into their coverage of his speech to report on the massive U.S. stock selloff.
The market’s slump began Friday when the Dow dropped 666 points as investors worried that creeping signs of higher inflation and interest rates could derail the market’s record-setting rally. The Dow closed at a record high of 26,616 two weeks ago.