Trump also reportedly mocked the senator's wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, over her decision to resign in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot.
The potential ethics violations were sent last year to the Justice Department, which declined to investigate Trump's transportation secretary.
“I do not think these people should be applauded," the CNN anchor said, listing some of the controversies the Trump officials tolerated.
Chao called rioters' attack of the Capitol, which was encouraged by President Donald Trump, “traumatic and entirely avoidable.”
Three leading congressional Democrats have demanded that Mitch Behm be reinstated as the Transportation Department’s acting inspector general.
Rep. Peter DeFazio wants answers about Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s possible bias toward Kentucky -- her powerful husband's home state.
Chao has been accused of using her office to benefit herself and her family's shipping company.
"To say one person can represent all the communities of color is ignorant and insulting," one prominent Asian American civil rights advocate said.
Marc Short told Fox News people need to "look at the reality at who’s actually serving in Donald Trump’s Cabinet."
"Why don't you leave our entire country alone?" a customer demands of the Senate majority leader.