Trump takes swipe at late Michigan lawmaker, upsetting

  
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Trump takes swipe at late Michigan lawmaker, upsetting

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Trump takes swipe at late Michigan lawmaker, upsetting widow






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Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump took a swipe at the late Rep. John Dingell during his raucous impeachment-day rally on Wednesday, drawing a quick rebuke from the longtime Michigan congressman's widow and successor in the House.

Trump told the Battle Creek rally that Debbie Dingell had thanked him profusely for providing “A-plus treatment” after her husband's death in February, including ordering flags flown at half-staff.

He quoted her as saying, “Thank you so much. John would be so thrilled. He's looking down.”

Then he added: "I said, 'That's OK. Don't worry about it.' Maybe he's looking up. I don't know."

The remark drew wary oohs and aahs from the crowd in Michigan, where John Dingell was a powerful advocate for the state he represented for more than 59 years. The comment came shortly after Debbie Dingell voted in favor of two articles of impeachment against the president.

Trump then offered: “But let's assume he's looking down.”

Debbie Dingell tweeted her response, telling Trump: “Mr. President, let’s set politics aside. My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service. I’m preparing for the first holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.”

John Dingell was the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

His widow wasn't the only one upset by the president's comment.

Republican congressman Fred Upton of Michigan, who voted against impeaching Trump, tweeted: “I’ve always looked up to John Dingell - my good friend and a great Michigan legend. There was no need to 'dis' him in a crass political way. Most unfortunate and an apology is due.”











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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

He quoted her as saying, “Thank you so much. John would be so thrilled. He's looking down.”

Then he added: "I said, 'That's OK. Don't worry about it.' Maybe he's looking up. I don't know."

The remark drew wary oohs and aahs from the crowd in Michigan, where John Dingell was a powerful advocate for the state he represented for more than 59 years. The comment came shortly after Debbie Dingell voted in favor of two articles of impeachment against the president.

Trump then offered: “But let's assume he's looking down.”

Debbie Dingell tweeted her response, telling Trump: “Mr. President, let’s set politics aside. My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service. I’m preparing for the first holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.”

John Dingell was the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

His widow wasn't the only one upset by the president's comment.

Republican congressman Fred Upton of Michigan, who voted against impeaching Trump, tweeted: “I’ve always looked up to John Dingell - my good friend and a great Michigan legend. There was no need to 'dis' him in a crass political way. Most unfortunate and an apology is due.”

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @1    one month ago

Not surprising. trmp never thinks before he speaks

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    one month ago
Not surprising. trmp never thinks before he speaks

Not surprising. trmp never thinks.

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Trout Giggles
1.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.1    one month ago

<slapping my head>

What WAS I thinking????

Thankz, Ozz

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.2    one month ago

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JBB
2  JBB    one month ago

Trump Is Certified 100% Charm Free!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

But he is a roll of Charmin!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
3  Sean Treacy    one month ago

The same Congressman who told Trump to go to hell and Democrats never complained......

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    one month ago

Your 'president' is such a whiny pussy ass bitch.  

Why would we complain that he told this 'president' to go to hell?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    one month ago
Why would we complain that he told this 'president' to go to hell?

Obviously no one in the would.   [delete]

 
 
 
bugsy
3.1.2  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    one month ago

The point is if the left can't take it, they should not try and dish it out to someone who sure as hell is not going to lay down and take it.

As much as it may not have been the right thing to do, he had the right to do it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @3.1.2    one month ago

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Tessylo
4  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

'The left knows no class or respect.'

Respect is earned.  This shitstain has done nothing to earn anyone's respect.  

The deplorables and their projection is never ending.  

The shitstain in chief and the whore he brought from a Slovenian brothel are just dripping with class.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @4    one month ago
'The left knows no class or respect.'

Thanks for acknowledging the truth.  It must be refreshing for you.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

Don't be silly Sam, you know I was quoting you.  

 
 
 
MUVA
6  MUVA    one month ago

I think Trump was channeling atheist because Dinglle is probably looking up because there is no heaven.

 
 
 
Snuffy
7  Snuffy    4 weeks ago

It was a dumb attempt at a joke. He shouldn't have said it, it was just dumb. It's one of those inside jokes that work if your audience is 100% with you like your closest friends,  but in public it was just a dumb thing to say and he shouldn't have said it.

 
 
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