House Republicans who raked in the most money for a private fundraising event at Trump Hotel on Tuesday night got a little extra reward: a roast from President Donald Trump.
The president — unscripted, unfiltered and totally in his element — went on an extended riff about a wide range of topics, from his recent White House meeting with “nasty Nancy” Pelosi and “lap dog” Chuck Schumer to bragging about the raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The president reflected on the shooting of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise a few years ago and remarked how tough the Louisiana Republican is – and Trump quipped he wouldn’t recommend getting shot as a weight loss plan. Trump also said Scalise’s wife “cried her eyes out when I met her at the hospital that fateful day. I mean not many wives would react that way to tragedy, I know mine wouldn’t.”
The current occupant of White House actually said this. He doesn’t understand gun violence is something that people cry over, especially when it is someone they love. The fact that Melania would not cry if this happened to you simply says you are aware she does not like you. https://t.co/xCC27xYBFY
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) October 31, 2019
More evidence, as though any were needed, that the president of the United States is thoroughly unfamiliar with the human race. https://t.co/ag29zCU8el
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) October 31, 2019