Don’t say President Trump doesn’t know how to insult his critics.
With deadly serious impeachment accusations swirling, Trump shot out a bizarre tweet Friday claiming that the “Lamestream Media” incorrectly accused him of misspelling his favored diminutive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Cal.).
“I used the word Liddle’, not Liddle,” Trump wrote, adding that CNN claimed he misspelled the jibe. “A small but never ending situation with CNN!”
To show you how dishonest the LameStream Media is, I used the word Liddle’, not Liddle, in discribing Corrupt Congressman Liddle’ Adam Schiff. Low ratings @CNN purposely took the hyphen out and said I spelled the word little wrong. A small but never ending situation with CNN!
It wasn’t immediately clear what in the world Trump is talking about — or what the significance of the apostrophe at the end of ‘Liddle’ might be.
He also cryptically referred to the apostrophe as a “hyphen.”
Schiff got under Trump’s skin with his combative appearance at a Thursday hearing on the blockbuster whistleblower complaint about Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden.
Forty minutes later, Trump claimed that Schiff lied when he interpreted Trump’s call at the hearing, suggesting that Trump was making an obvious threat to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to join the Biden smear if he wanted more U.S. aid.
“He completely changed the words to make it sound horrible,” Trump whined.
Rep. Adam Schiff fraudulently read to Congress, with millions of people watching, a version of my conversation with the President of Ukraine that doesn’t exist. He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it....
Trump has made a habit out of creating humiliating nicknames for opponents, starting with Republican rivals “Little Marco” Rubio and “Lying Ted” Cruz. After those opponents caved and threw their support to him, Trump called Hillary Clinton “Crooked Hillary” throughout his successful 2016 presidential general election campaign.
Since the scandal over his infamous call to Zelensky erupted, Trump has been acting more erratically than usual.
He called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to plead with her to delay impeachment and authorized release of the call transcript even though it clearly implicates him of acting improperly. He branded the whistleblower as a “spy” who deserves severe punishment even thought the law bars retaliating against him.