One could make a reasonably, realistic argument that President Donald Trump won the 2016 nomination for GOP candidacy thanks to his skillful art of coming up with brilliant nicknames for his opponents. “Lyin” Ted, “Low Energy” Bush, “Lil” Marco… the list goes on and on.
Well, he did it again folks. Just as ultra-liberal Illinois Senator Dick Durbin ramped up his anti-Trump attacks and was responsible for starting the “sh**hole controversy that took over the news cycle, POTUS put him down with the power of 1 Tweet that contained a humiliating, yet perfect nickname.
“Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military,” Trump wrote in a fiery Twitter message aimed at the senator.
Breitbart reported on the original controversy:
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) defended his deputy, Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), on Sunday after critics questioned Durbin’s claim that President Donald Trump had referred to “shithole countries” in a discussion about immigration in the Oval Office on Thursday.
Sen. David Purdue (R-GA), who was at the meeting, told ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos that Durbin’s account of events was a “gross misrepresentation,” adding that it was “not the first time we’ve had a gross misrepresentation by that individual.”
The gross misrepresentation was that language was used in there that was not used, and also that the tone of that meeting was not contributory and not constructive. In 2013, Senator Durbin also made the same accusation against a Republican leader in a meeting with President Obama, and said that he chewed out the president, and was so disrepsectful to President Obama we couldn’t even have the meeting. That’s what he said in 2013. Later that day, the president’s own press secretary came out and said, and I quote: “It did not happen.” This is about a gross misrepresentation. It’s not the first time.
Apparently in response, Schumer tweeted: “To impugn @SenatorDurbin’s integrity is disgraceful. Whether you agree with him on the issues or not, he is one of the most honorable members of the Senate.”