President Donald Trump called on Tuesday a “basket” of “disgraceful” people who support the Republican Party, as he tried to rally supporters behind a proposed tax cut for the wealthy.
Trump told a crowd of hundreds of supporters at the California State Fairgrounds that the country needs “a big tax cut.”
He then used a word he has used often in the past: “disgusting.”
Trump, who has repeatedly attacked Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, said it is time to “put America first” and said it was time to do something about the “balding heads” that support “the Democrats” and that have “betrayed our country.”
Trump made the remarks as he campaigned in California, a state where Democrats hold a double-digit lead over Republicans.
“I am tired of these balding heads, and they are so guilty of all these sins,” he said.
“They are guilty of being too rich, they are guilty to being too politically correct, they have forgotten that they are not elected by the people.
They are elected by their donors.
They have been corrupted by money.
They think they are above the law, they think they’re above the people.”
The billionaire has been criticized for some of his rhetoric and rhetoric toward minorities and immigrants, particularly in recent days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a counter-protester dead.
Trump and his wife, Melania, are expecting their first child, Barron.
The president, who made his fortune in real estate and entertainment, also accused Democrats of being a party of “corrupt” people, as well as the media, which he said had failed to cover the events of Charlottesville.
Trump has repeatedly criticized Democrats, calling them “the party of the rich and the media” and accusing them of “betting on the other side.”
The president made his remarks as Republicans were preparing to release their tax returns for the year, which will be released Wednesday.
The Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney, is expected to release his own tax returns on Friday.