Although he disapproved of the recent anti-Trump rhetoric by Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said the remarks were started because of President Trump.

Waters (D-Calif.) called for the harassment of Trump staffers Saturday on MSNBC and said that she hopes they won't "be able to go to a restaurant" or "stop at a gas station," and that people are going to "turn on them."

Ryan said on "Fox & Friends" that it's inappropriate for anyone to condone any kind of political harassment.

"I think we've got to start getting to some higher ground here. The president has not embodied civility at all. ... This has started under his watch and unfortunately its gotten to this point," he said.


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Ryan referenced Trump once saying that he'd consider paying the legal bills of a man who was arrested for punching a protester at a rally.

He said that people should "move on" from what Waters said and focus on bigger issues at hand, but to remember that Trump "created" the incivility. 

He also said that the president is "dividing the country internally."

"[China wants] to dominate the world economy while we're having a food fight here at home," he said.

Watch the interview from "Fox & Friends" above.


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