Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Has Perfect Response To Trump’s Racially Charged Attacks
Democratic Congressman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) is calling President Trump the “Grand Wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave” in the wake of tapes released by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
“Omarosa and Cohen are crushing this guy (Grand Wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave)” Jeffries tweeted on Tuesday, referring to a Ku Klux Klan title and sharing a CBS report about an audio recording that Manigault Newman says shows the president used the N-word.
The tape contains a conversation between Manigault Newman, former Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, and Lynn Patton, a top official in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to CBS News.
In the conversation, which appears to have taken place during the 2016 presidential campaign, Patton says, “He goes, ‘How do you think I should handle it?’ And I told him exactly what you just said, Omarosa, which is, ‘Well, it depends on what scenario you are talking about.’ And he said, ‘Well, why don’t you just go ahead and put it to bed.’”
Pierson then replies, “He said – no, he said it. He is embarrassed.”
Trump earlier Tuesday took to Twitter, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and praising chief of staff John Kelly for “quickly firing that dog!”
Read Trump’s tweet and Rep. Jeffries response below:
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) August 14, 2018