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Gillibrand: President Trump is Pushing the ‘Devil’s Schemes’

"You could say that, if you were talking in Christian language," Gillibrand said.

By NTK Staff | 06.19.2018 @10:32am

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said that President Trump is pushing the “devil’s schemes,” during an interview on Politico’s “Off Message” on Tuesday.

Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere read a passage from the Book of Ephesians that Gillibrand had referenced at a recent event and asked Gillibrand whether she thinks Trump is the devil.

“It’s not specifically about the president. It’s about ideas that are evil. It’s about darkness, which is rooted in hate,” Gillibrand said. “There’s a lot of ideas right now that are in this county that are dark ideas: building walls, dividing this country, marginalizing trans members who are troops, marginalizing kids who are transgender, not supporting DACA kids, literally polluting our air and our water.”

Dovere followed up by asking Gillibrand if these actions were the “devil’s schemes.”

“To me? Yes, these are all things that come from the darkness that are ripping children from their mothers’ arms. That’s outrageous. I mean, that is not a positive, good thing. It is an evil, dark thing,” Gillibrand said.

Dovere then pointed out to Gillibrand that, using the associative property, one could conclude that Gillibrand is sayingTrump is pushing the “devil’s schemes.”

“You could say that, if you were talking in Christian language,” Gillibrand said. “In the civilian world, you would just say those are horrible, outrageous things that we should fight against because they’re harmful, and they hurt people.”

“And so, we don’t really talk about good and evil in our day jobs, but we certainly talk about policies that harm people and are hurtful and are cruel, and a lot of the policies that this president has put forward are harmful and cruel. And if you want to call it evil because that’s your word, you can,” Gillibrand said.

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