During a panel discussion about President Trump’s desire for Democrats to agree to a border wall on ABC Sunday, Matt Schlapp, an ardent supporter Trump supporter, lashed out at right-wing contributor Matthew Dowd and demanded that he quit calling him a “liar.”
Schlapp argued that the Democrats might be “dumb enough to say ‘hashtag resistance’ all year.”
“If they decide to never work with Donald Trump on any issue, that is a political risk that is not wise to take,” he insisted.
But Dowd, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, expressed a different point of view: “I know Matt likes to create a world that is sort of fictional.”
That’s when things got weird.
“Are you saying I’m a liar, Matt?” Schlapp interrupted angrily. “That’s way beyond. I don’t need truth serum. I don’t need to be lectured by you about being a liar.”
“I never called you a liar,” Dowd insisted.
“You did! You did in the first segment!” Schlapp exclaimed.
“No, I did not,” Dowd replied. “I said if you drank truth serum, you would actually admit [the truth].”
“Clever way of calling me a liar,” Schlapp complained, pointing his finger at Dowd.
“The Republicans have passed nothing that is popular with America in 2017,” Dowd said, concluding his point. “And I expect them to pass nothing that is popular in 2018. The president is inherently the most unpopular president at this point of any president that we’ve had.”
He added: “The Democrats have a generic ballot lead that is larger than any time in the last 20 years. So we’re seeing a situation that this huge wave is coming and I don’t see a president who’s only governed to a base to change that in the course of the next few months.”
Watch the exchange below via ABC: