Trump Told GOP Sen. To ‘Admit You Like Me,’ Making Him Feel ‘Super Uncomfortable’
According to Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey, Donald Trump made Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) feel “super uncomfortable” during a fundraising event at Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. on Thursday.
According to Dawsey, Trump told the crowd at the fundraiser that Tillis “didn’t like me at first.”
The president then told Tillis to stand up and said, “Admit it, you like me now!”
"You didn't like me at first, admit it," Trump told Sen. Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Republican, asking him to stand up. "Admit it, you like me now." Then jokes that Tillis calls all the time and wants money for North Carolina.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) November 8, 2019
A source inside the room told New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman that Tillis looked “super uncomfortable” during the exchange, which included Trump telling the crowd that he “didn’t realize before how expensive things are in North Carolina.”
Source in room said Tillis looked super uncomfortable as Trump went on, saying he didn't realize before how expensive things are in NC. https://t.co/0Pzo1U5Qb2
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 8, 2019