The Washington Post published an article Thursday that quotes Wrenn Schoep from the home of her son, who is in the U.S. military, describing a Trump tweetstorm as “a textbook example of the president of the United States using his bully pulpit to make life harder for women and minorities.”
The article also quotes Wannns, a former aide to then-candidate Hillary Clinton, who says she is “sick of being called a ‘bitch'” for saying that her son “is going to get a medal” for his bravery.
The article, which was written by the Post’s David Fahrenthold and reported by the Associated Press, comes after Trump, during his speech at the Republican National Convention, attacked his critics, saying that “nobody believes me, folks.”
He said he was “just doing my job” and the crowd responded by booing him.
The Republican Party responded by condemning the remarks and saying they “are not representative of the views of the Republican Party.”
Schoep, the first woman to hold the post of White House press secretary, told The Washington Times that the tweets are “really not representative.”
“I think it’s really a slap in the face to women and people of color,” she said.
“I can understand why people feel that way.
But when they make these kinds of statements, especially on a social media platform, it really sends a really, really strong message.”
It’s just one of the things that we’ve seen over the last few weeks that he’s used the bully pulp to make it harder for people of different backgrounds to have an opportunity to participate in the public sphere.
And I think that that’s really what the president wants to do.
And it’s just unfortunate that this is one of those instances where he chose to use it to do that.