President Donald Trump fired back at freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib this week after she called the president a profane name in a speech Thursday. But Rep. Adam Schiff reminded Trump that recently, the president used profanity himself as an insult.
“Don’t you ever, ever, let anybody take away your roots, your culture, who you are. Ever,” Tlaib told a crowd at a reception Thursday night. “Because when you [hang onto those things], people love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama, look. You won. Bullies don’t win.'”
“And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf*****.”
Watch the video below:
Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib tells cheering crowd that Trump impeachment coming
“We’re going to go in and impeach the motherfucker” pic.twitter.com/oQJYqR78IA
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 4, 2019
The president heard about the profane cry for his removal and questioned Tlaib’s character at a news conference the next day:
“I thought her comments were disgraceful. This is a person that I don’t know, I assume she’s new, I think she dishonored herself and I think she dishonored her family. Using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there––I thought that was a great dishonor to her and her family. I thought it was highly disrespectful to the United States of America.”
This response raised eyebrows for many, especially since the president is known for using foul language of his own (remember the “locker room talk” in the Access Hollywood tape?).
Notably, Rep. Adam Schiff called out the president, citing a recent experience where Trump used a curse word to publically insult him.
Trump purposely misspelled the congressman’s last name, calling him “little Adam Schitt” in a November tweet.
So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018
Schiff was quick to bring up the recent past. “He’s in no position to complain about coarse language,” he tweeted Sunday.
President Trump once turned my name into a profanity on Twitter — he’s in no position to complain about coarse language.
No one has done more to debase our political discourse, or fill the public square with vulgar insults and bile, than Donald J. Trump.
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) January 6, 2019
The California congressman repeated the sentiment on CNN:
Adam Schiff: "I'm in a unique position to say this considering the President made my last name a profanity – this President is not in a position to talk about the use of language. Nobody has done more to debase the political sphere… than Donald Trump." https://t.co/gF2DM76HGo pic.twitter.com/SwWjfHSUIh
— The Hill (@thehill) January 6, 2019