During a fiery MAGA rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump went on a tear against a number of Democrats, including some running for the 2020 presidential election and some who just finished drafting articles of impeachment against him.
But perhaps the strongest attack against his political opponents and haters came when he referred to House Intelligence Committee Chairmain Adam Schiff as a “crooked bastard,” which elicited roaring laughter from the massive crowd of supporters in attendance.
Trump dropped the bomb on Schiff in a mocking tone as he recounted how Schiff attempted to explain that even though the Ukrainian president said there was no quid pro quo, but that he just didn’t want to say it.
“Say it, say it, you crooked bastard,” Trump said in reference to Schiff. You can see a clip of it in the video below:
As expected, Twitter users who aren’t fans of the president had quite a bit to say about Trump’s choice of words for the Democratic lawmaker who emerged as front-and-center of Trump’s impeachment investigation.
“@SenJohnKennedy Mr. Trump calls Adam Schiff a crooked bastard, and calls the FBI scum, and you’re ok with this? Is having power more important than the integrity of the Presidency, the Constitution, and worldwide leadership and respect? Are you that empty?” one user tweeted while calling out Sen. John Kennedy.
“What Trump means is that he (Trump) is a crooked bastard,” another user tweeted.
Another user tweeted, “Trump is a big mean man calling someone a ‘crooked bastard’ Look in a mirror sometime Donnie, truth hurts #TrumpIsALaughingStock.”
Thousands of other Twitter users echoed similar statements, obviously upset that the president would call a lawmaker such a term.
Trump’s rally came on the heels of the announcement from House Democrats that they drafted two articles of impeachment against him for his dealings with the Ukrainian president in July, one of them being obstruction of Congress and the other, abuse of power.
The president is expected to formally address the allegations if and when the impeachment process is moved to the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.