Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday scolded President Trump for criticizing him on 9/11 — a day he said should be reserved for remembrance.
“This is not a day for the usual unhinged Trump politics,” Mr. Holder, who has said he’s considering a 2020 run for the presidency, tweeted Tuesday morning on the 17th anniversary of the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“This is a day to remember the innocent Americans we lost and the brave first responders who gave their lives,” he wrote. “They’re the best of America and we should honor their sacrifice.”
Mr. Holder’s comment was in response to an earlier tweet by Mr. Trump, who quoted Fox Business host Lou Dobbs as saying, “ERIC Holder could be running the Justice Department right now and it would be behaving no differently than it is.”
Mr. Holder fired back, defending his time in the Obama administration.
“Really?! My DOJ would and did care. And continue to fight for protections for voting rights, health care, climate, LGBTQ rights, gun safety measures, criminal justice reform,” he wrote, responding to the same tweet. “Would stand up to Congressional hacks and for the career people at DOJ. Are you and Crazy Louie nuts? TFA”
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed on MSNBC on Sunday that some administration staffers would use the hashtag #TFA in private correspondence every time the president did something “unhinged,” The Hill reported.
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