If there is one aspect about President Donald Trump that gives even his staunchest supporters a moment of pause, it would be his prolific use of Twitter to amplify his insultingly sharp counter-punches toward his fiercest critics and detractors.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham is by-and-large a committed supporter of the president, but she nevertheless took issue with a tweet from Trump which mocked Democrat California Rep. Adam Schiff by misspelling his name, whether that misspelling was purposeful or not.
On Sunday Trump tweeted, “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!”
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
The Congressman himself tweeted back, “Wow, Mr. President, that’s a good one. Was that like your answers to Mr. Mueller’s questions, or did you write this one yourself?”
“An unforced error”
The Washington Times reported that Ingraham took exception to Trump’s derogatory nickname for the member of Congress, and made her feelings known to her viewers.
“My view is, being tough — that’s great, we all love a tough, strong president. But you don’t have to ridicule Adam Schiff’s name. There’s plenty about Adam Schiff you can take issue with substantively,” said Ingraham.
“That’s just an unforced error. There’s no reason you have to do that,” she added.
It’s still unclear whether the misspelling was intentional.
Just the latest counter in series of punches
Trump’s derogatory shot at Schiff came after Schiff had attacked both the president and Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker for supposedly harboring secret intentions to undermine the Robert Mueller-led special counsel investigation into alleged Russian collusion.
Schiff’s return fire toward the president — insinuating that he was incapable of writing his own answers to Mueller’s written questions — coupled with his long-standing adherence to the Russia narrative and openly stated intentions to ultimately impeach and eventually even prosecute Trump, would seemingly make the Congressman fair game.
Yes, President Trump utilizes harsh words and tough rhetoric when going after his numerous critics and detractors, and Ingraham is not alone in being less than thrilled at some of the choice phrases the president uses at times.
That said, many of Trump’s supporters are thrilled that there is a finally a tough fighter unafraid to punch back at those who constantly hit him. Though they may cringe from time to time at how he chooses to punch back, in the end they are just glad he is willing to throw those punches when necessary.