Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Thursday the U.S. would be safer if President Trump watched cartoons in the morning rather that certain political commentators on Fox News.
"If I could make one national security recommendation to the president, it would be stop watching Judge Napolitano on Fox," Schiff told CNN.
"This may be the only time where the country would benefit from a national security point of view if the president of the United States were watching cartoons in the morning instead of something else," the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee continued.
Rep. Schiff on Trump's TV habits: The country would benefit, from a national security point of view, if the President was watching cartoons in the morning instead https://t.co/WhAbfF0J5H pic.twitter.com/VMab0QncZb— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 11, 2018
Earlier, Trump caused confusion about the White House's position on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act when he sent two seemingly conflicting tweets about the legislation.
“’House votes on controversial FISA Act today,'" Trump wrote on Twitter, quoting a Fox News headline. "This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?”
“With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of bad guys on foreign land. We need it! Get smart!” he added about two hours later.
Napolitano appeared on Fox News when the headline aired and issued a plea to Trump to reconsider his support for the reauthorization of the surveillance program that allows the U.S. to spy on non-citizens abroad.
"Mr. President, this is not the way to go," Napolitano said. "Spying is valid to find the foreign agents among us. But it's got to be based on suspicion, and not an area code."
The House voted to reauthorize Section 702 of FISA, which facilitates surveillance abroad, on Thursday.