Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took her disdain for the Republican Party and its presumptive presidential nominee right to the source Monday, criticizing both during interviews from inside the arena at the GOP convention in Cleveland.
Declaring that Donald Trump should go “nowhere near the White House,” Wasserman Schultz told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Trump is “the most divisive, bigoted, unprepared, unqualified major-party candidate that has ever run.”
Going further, the DNC chairwoman promised that “that’s the contrast that we’re going to draw. Whatever is said on this stage tonight and through this week, Donald Trump can’t run away from his horrific personal and business record.”
The Democrats are conducting interviews and meetings in Cleveland this week in an effort to counteract any momentum Trump may gain from officially winning the GOP nomination.
In a related interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Wasserman Schultz echoed her Democratic talking points, calling Trump “divisive,” “dangerous,” “unqualified” and “unprepared.” She told Mitchell that “bluster is no substitute for expertise” and mocked Trump’s calls for war against ISIS.
But Mitchell reminded Wasserman Schultz that despite her claim that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is “the most admired and respected woman in the entire world,” Clinton’s unpopularity is only bested by Trump. “The negatives in Hillary Clinton — 67 percent don’t trust her,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell also asked Wasserman Schultz how her team would counteract the beliefs some Americans have that the nation needs a “strong man” in the White House. The DNC chairwoman brushed aside the notion Clinton isn’t strong enough to lead the country, countering, “Americans are looking for a president who will keep us safe. … Hillary Clinton will lead us forward and continue the progress we’ve made.”
Debbie Wassaman Shultz is a despicable human being.
This interview with Wolf is disgusting.#CNN
— sarah (@mamaswati) July 18, 2016
Debbie Wasserman Shultz is careless and sloppy like Hillary Clinton… No wonder why we DEMOCRATS are so screwed! https://t.co/SVQFRSYuoG
— #NeverHillary (@iiGrowUpii) July 18, 2016
In addition to having Wasserman Schultz and others on site in Cleveland, a leaked document revealed the Democrats also have planned to disrupt the GOP convention with staged strikes of fast food workers, protests, leaflets and propaganda. (For more from the author of “Debbie Wasserman Schultz Attacks Trump in Cleveland” please click HERE)