CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -
Congressman Mark Sanford is responding to remarks made by President Donald Trump about him at a Republican House meeting this week.
Trump called Sanford a "nasty guy."
This came after he lost the race for his congressional seat to Katie Arrington.
Sanford says there needs to be more disagreement in government and push back against the president to get better policies.
"I mean the founding fathers were so genius in their design in creating a legislative executive and judicial branches each of which were to be a check upon the other," Sanford said."If they wanted just efficiency, they would have gotten a king but they didn't want that. They wanted the Senate."
Also on Wednesday, Trump mentioned Sanford in a tweet, saying he's never been a fan of his.
@realDonaldTrump "Had a great meeting with the House GOP last night at the Capitol. They applauded and laughed loudly when I mentioned my experience with Mark Sanford. I have never been a fan of his!"Copyright 2018 WCSC/CNN. All rights reserved.