Trump accused of not spending enough time with Barron by Democrat Steve Cohen

A Democrat in the House of Representatives took to Twitter on New Year's Eve to brutally criticize President Donald Trump for a number of alleged shortcomings, including golfing instead of going to church and rarely appearing with his 11-year-old son Barron Trump.  

Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen, of Tennessee, ripped the president in a particularly scathing tweet sent on Sunday morning. 

"He golfs when he could be reading or be in church or be with his family. Never see him with Barron. You’d think he’d be golfing with Dad occasionally but narcissists only engage in activities where they are the show," Cohen, who happens to be the first Jewish representative from Tennessee, said in his tweet.

"No movies, sports viewing either just Fox! He will start a war!" he added. 

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U.S. President Donald Trump talks with the reporters as his son Barron waits for him while departing the White House for Palm Beach, in Washington D.C., U.S. November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
11-year-old Barron Trump waits for his Dad, President Donald Trump as he speaks to reporters, before their departure for the Thanksgiving Holiday, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2017. The Trumps are going to their Mar-a-Lago resort for the holiday. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump leaves the White House with First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump, as they depart for the Thanksgiving Holiday from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2017. The Trumps are going to their Mar-a-Lago resort for the holiday. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Barron Trump (L) looks on as his father US President Donald Trump (R) speaks during the pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey Drumstick in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump (R) and their son Barron look on after Trump pardoned the turkey, Drumstick, during the ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC on November 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
11-year-old Barron Trump, stands next to his Dad, President Donald Trump, as he speaks at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 21, 2017. President Trump pardoned Drumstick, a 40-pound White Holland breed raised by Wittenburg in Minnesota, who will live out his days at 'Gobbler's Rest,' at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron walk on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., from Camp David, August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron walk on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., from Camp David, August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron walk on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., from Camp David, August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, their son Barron (R) and Trump's grandchildren Arabella (obscured) and Joseph walk from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., before their departure to Camp David, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Without protective glasses on, Melania Trump looks up at the solar eclipse as U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up with his son Barron at this side at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, their son Barron and Ivanka Trump (L) walk out from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., before their departure to Camp David, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump applauds as he walks with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron (L) on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., after a vacation in Bedminster, NJ., August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., after a vacation in Bedminster, NJ., August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump walks with his son Barron on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., after a vacation in Bedminster, NJ., August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews with his wife Melania and son Barron in Maryland, U.S., August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump with first lady Melania and their son Barron walk to the White House in Washington, U.S. following their arrival from Camp David June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
U.S. President Donald Trump with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron arrive at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S., after a weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., June 11, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump with first lady Melania and their son Barron walk out from the White House in Washington, U.S., before their departure to Camp David, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania and their son Barron leave the Oval Office of the White House during their departure for Bedminster, New Jersey, in Washington, DC, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump with first lady Melania and their son Barron walk to the White House in Washington, U.S. following their arrival from Camp David June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania and their son Barron walk along the South Lawn of the White House during their departure for Bedminster, New Jersey, in Washington, DC, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 26: U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump return to the White House on November 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first family is returning after a multi day trip to Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
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The bold message from Cohen drew some backlash on Twitter, including from some who pointed to a recent photo of Barron posing with other young members of the Trump family at Mar-a-Lago taken in the last few days, which shows the president in the background at the same table. 

Cohen acknowledged the photo in a subsequent tweet that simply read, "Our child President." 

The Democratic congressman has emerged as one of the president's fiercest critics in his first year in office. He recently introduced articles of impeachment against Trump, which failed to pass the House. 

He has used strong rhetoric in the past, including in 2011 when he took some criticism for comparing Republicans to Nazis over their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 

"The Germans said enough about the Jews and the people believed it and you had the Holocaust. You tell a lie over and over again. And we've heard on this floor, government takeover of health care," he said at the time. 

He later said he regretted the remarks and had not intended to "diminish the horror of the Nazi Holocaust."

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