New Hampshire senators angry at Trump
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen tweeted Thursday that President Trump owes New Hampshire an apology for referring to the state as “a drug-infested den.”
“@RealDonaldTrump owes NH an apology & then should follow through on his promise to Granite Staters to help end this crisis … absolutely unacceptable for the President to be talking about NH in this way,” she wrote over two tweets.
The comments were revealed in transcripts of Mr. Trump’s conversation with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto back in January, which were leaked to The Washington Post on Thursday.
“We have the drug lords in Mexico that are knocking the hell out of our country … I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den — is coming from the southern border,” Mr. Trump says on the transcript.
Sen. Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire Democrat, reacted similarly, tweeting that Mr. Trump’s remarks “are disgusting.”
“Instead of insulting people in the throes of addiction, @POTUS needs to work across party lines to actually stem the tide of this crisis,” she tweeted.