Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein created a small uproar Tuesday after telling a San Francisco audience that if President Trump "can learn and change," he could “be a good president.”
The conciliatory language didn’t last long.
California’s senior senator issued a lengthy statement late Wednesday clarifying her true feelings toward the president – which are largely negative.
“I’ve been strongly critical of President Trump when I disagree on policy and with his behavior,” she said, noting she was “appalled” by Trump’s response to the Charlottesville violence and the pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
And she sought to put her statement from the day before in context:
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