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President Trump Defends Tough Rhetoric Against Democrats

In his first presidential town hall of 2020, President Trump said that he will continue his tough rhetoric against his Democratic opponents as he goes into the re-election campaign, according to The Hill.

In the Fox News town hall, moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, Trump said that “the country is far more united than people think,” largely due to the successful economy. “But,” President Trump declared, “when they hit us we have to hit back,” adding that “I wouldn’t be sitting up here if I turned my cheek.”

He put the burden on his opponents to improve their own rhetoric first, saying that “politicians have to be able to be civil. If they’re not, you have to fight back.” President Trump pointed to the most recent example of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) threatening President Trump’s Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, calling it “real intimidation,” and that “if a Republican did what Schumer did, they’d be in jail right now.”