New Hamp­shire sen­a­tors an­gry at Trump

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

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.

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