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Trump Says Democrats Staged Sit-In Because 'They're Not Winning the Election

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"I’ve never seen anything like it in this country."

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Donald Trump blasted House Democrats Thursday night, telling Fox News host Sean Hannity the lawmakers' sit-in over gun control was a "shame" and was staged because they worry they won't win re-election in the fall.

"I’ve never seen anything like it in this country, I've never seen anything like what I saw last night," the presumptive Republican nominee said. "You know, they gotta go out and win elections. Right now they're not winning the election, so they figure they'll protest."

Trump also lamented that they doesn't seem to be any "unity" on Capitol Hill.

"You remember, and I remember, not long ago, when Democrats, Republicans sort of got together a little bit at least," he told Hannity. "And, in some cases, a lot. ... They got along and could get things done — today, it's not that way. That's a shame, when you see that. Very sad."

Trump's comments on the issue comes after a period of silence on the sit-in and not long after the billionaire businessman expressed openness to barring people on the "no fly" and terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms.

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