Trump blames “radical Democrats” for assault on Democrat Rep. Steve Scalise

Trump blames “radical Democrats” for assault on Democrat Rep. Steve Scalise

Biden says attack on Pelosi’s husband echoes Jan. 6, blames Republicans

Updated at 10:51 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed “radical Democrats” for an attack on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband as he sought to rally his supporters against the Democratic lawmakers he says are trying to derail his agenda.

The president, who has faced an onslaught of attacks from Democratic leaders who portray him as an inept leader who is out of touch with working class voters, blamed the “radical left” for the incident at an event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that was billed as a “town hall” meeting with his supporters.

“When you listen to them (Democrats),” Trump said, “they make things up. They make things up.”

“When you look at them, they’re not very nice folks,” he said.

Trump spent much of Friday at his Pennsylvania golf club. The president was scheduled to hold a rally later Friday in the battleground state of Minnesota.

Trump’s remarks at a Harrisburg town hall on Friday were the second time this week that he has used his Twitter account to blame Democrats for the assault on Democrat Rep. Steve Scalise that left him in a critical condition.

“Radical Democrats are trying to take away my first Black approved wall, the Wall!” Trump wrote earlier in the week, using a play on Scalise’s congressional district.

Trump also used the Twitter account earlier in the week to blame Democrats in the House and Senate for a lack of border security funding.

The president’s comments on Friday could not be independently verified. But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had talked with his supporters Friday “about the attack on Representative Scalise” and “how the president feels it’s important that all Democrats be held accountable for their actions.”

Trump, referring to Scalise, said he had “great thoughts” for his opponent in the 2018 elections.

Trump also used the Twitter account to take a swipe at Democrats, who have accused him of racism and engaged in a

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