The Associated Press article “You can’t make me believe that there is a conspiracy to take down the president,” she said.
“That is not my job.
I’m the only one who is doing my job, because that is what the Constitution says.”
The former Republican senator from New York said the “fear mongering” has gotten out of hand and she has been “targeted” by both Republicans and Democrats, especially by Democrats.
But she said she feels the same way about Trump, whom she called “an American patriot” who is being attacked for being president.
“He is not the President of the United States, but he is an American patriot,” she told reporters.
“I feel so sad that he is being vilified.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a Democrat, was one of many senators to criticize the president for his comments in the wake of the Charlottesville protests.
“The American people are sick and tired of the constant fear monger and fake news,” Klobochar said in a statement Thursday.
“The American public deserves to know that the president of the united states stands with them.”
The comments from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D.-Mass., were also a harsh rebuke of Trump.
“What he’s done has been a disgrace.
He has made false statements and is making people fear for their lives,” she tweeted.
“If the president’s comments are true, then there is no excuse for him to be the president.”
Democrats and Republicans alike have taken aim at Trump in the past week.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D.C., called the comments “deeply disturbing” in an interview on MSNBC on Thursday.
“We must stand up to the president and his administration, which is doing everything they can to make Americans fear and distrust him,” she added.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D -Calif., a rising star in the Democratic Party, said she has heard from “a lot of angry Americans who have been trying to protect their communities and have been really hurt by his rhetoric and his policies.”
“He’s got his feet in the sand and he’s doing everything he can to silence the American people,” Harris said.
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D ,N.Y., and Ben Cardin, D ,Md., have also been vocal about their disapproval of Trump and his rhetoric.
The White House has repeatedly denied the president has said anything untoward to the press, though one of the president to have issued a statement Wednesday saying he is “not going to defend the president or defend his statements.”
“There’s no evidence whatsoever that the press is the source of his lies,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the daily briefing.