King on Tuesday pressed Pressley (D-Mass.) on her calling Trump an “occupant” of the White House.
“We can talk about and spin out on hate, about hateful words which are a predictable prompt by the occupant of the White House,” Pressley said in the interview, referring to Trump’s Twitter attacks.
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“And I call him that not because I don’t have respect for the Oval Office,” she added.
“It sounds like you don’t have respect for the Oval Office when you call the president of the United States the occupant,” King responded.
“No, because he is only occupying the space. He does not embody the principles, the responsibility, the grace, the integrity of a true president,” Pressley told King. “I’m not dishonoring the office. He does everyday.”
Meanwhile, the House voted to condemn Trump’s “racist comments,” saying his remarks “legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”
You can watch King’s full 33-minute conversation with The Squad online at cbsnews.com/live.