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White House Twitter account attacks popular Democrats over ICE

The White House account furthered Trump's 'animals' attack.


David Covucci


Posted on Jul 2, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 12:03 pm CDT

On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Twitter it was going to share stories from some its departments to highlight the work happening on immigration amid fierce liberal backlash, especially against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The message was retweeted by the president.

The tweets were exactly what you’d expect, praising the agencies for their work on crime and border security.

What wasn’t mentioned was that the official White House Twitter account would join in by attacking Democrats who’d spoken out against ICE. Both Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) found themselves on the receiving end of some White House scorn.

That the White House Twitter account—which typically tweets out anodyne presidential proclamations and news—would join into the partisan debate was surprising.



Neither Warren nor Harris responded on Twitter.

Over the past week, Democrats have started to publicly call for the abolishment of ICE, a position swelling within the left of the party. Harris said that the agency should “probably” start over, and Warren said it was time replace ICE with something that “reflects our morality.”

The president has already lashed out on Twitter over people calling for ICE to be abolished.

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*First Published: Jul 2, 2018, 5:37 pm CDT