In the wake of the tragic shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, and a mass shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told conservative radio host Steve Deace (who was also a guest on the show) that President Donald Trump was “fucking with the entire American family.”
“Donald Trump, who is so ignorant, who has no regard for the Constitution, who will never, ever, ever stand for the rule of law,” Cruz said.
“The president of the United States has never been to a single White House meeting, has never met with a single individual of the Congressional Black Caucus, has not attended a single congressional briefing with a member of Congress, and the president has never held a single meeting with a group of the most influential people in our country, whether they be the military, whether it be the intelligence community, whether or not it be Wall Street, whether we’re talking about trade agreements, whether and how they’ll be handled, whether the judiciary will be handled.”
Cruz’s remarks were a clear dig at the president, who was criticized by Republicans in the wake to the Charleston shootings.
“You have the president of this country that is not doing his job,” Cruz continued.
“And this president is fucking up this entire country.”
The comments came after Deace also brought up the issue of gun control in the aftermath of the Charleston killings, where the President’s Chief of Staff John Kelly said the President would “immediately be working with the Congressional White House to make sure that we have more people who are capable of doing the job that they are elected to do, to make it easier for our law enforcement agencies to do their jobs, to keep Americans safe.”
Trump, meanwhile, has repeatedly argued that there are not enough gun control measures in the US that can be taken to prevent mass shootings, with a White House spokesperson tweeting that there “are not enough laws to keep the American people safe.”
“It is time for Congress to act,” Cruz responded, adding that he “was in the Senate during the Obama Administration, where there were strict gun laws.”
“The president is not being forthright about it, the president is saying that we are going to take the guns away,” he continued.