During a speech in Blue Ash, OH, on Monday, President Donald Trump—a man who once described neo-Nazis as “some very fine people”—said that the Democrats who didn’t stand and applaud for him during his first State of the Union were traitors.
“I really didn’t even wanna look too much during to the speech to that side [of the House chamber] because honestly it was bad energy,” Trump explained, after reiterating his claim that black unemployment had reached an all-time low under his watch (it has since shot back up nearly a full percentage point).
He continued (emphasis mine):
You’re up there, you’ve got half the room going totally crazy wild....they love everything, they wanna do something great for our country. And you have the other side—even on positive news, really positive news like that—they were like death. And un-American. Un-American. Somebody said treasonous. Yeah, I guess why not? Can we call that treason? Why not.