President Donald Trump attacked Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell and her late husband, Rep. John Dingell, during a rally on Wednesday, implying the former congressman was “looking up” from hell. “Debbie Dingell, that’s a real beauty,” Trump said of the congresswoman, noting he was watching her on television during impeachment proceedings.
Trump said that he gave the family the “A-plus treatment” after John Dingell died, and that the congresswoman, who now holds his seat in the House, told Trump during an emotional call following John Dingell’s funeral that her husband would have been “thrilled” by the respect shown for him during his funeral and “he’s looking down” on the ceremonies.
Fox News reports:
Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., said President Trump’s “hurtful” words at a rally in her state Wednesday implying her late husband former Rep. John Dingell might be in hell made her “healing much harder.”
Trump attacked Dingell and her husband at a “Merry Christmas” rally in Battle Creek, Mich., about two hours away from her district as the House voted to impeach him. The congresswoman represents Dearborn, Mich., succeeding her husband, who served Michigan for 59 years, in 2015.
Mr. President, let’s set politics aside. My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service. I’m preparing for the first holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.
— Rep. Debbie Dingell (@RepDebDingell) December 19, 2019
— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) December 19, 2019
Oh my God.
These incredibly brave protesters got into Trump’s event in Michigan tonight carrying this banner:
“DON THE CON. YOU’RE FIRED”
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) December 19, 2019
President Donald Trump, who held a rally in Michigan as the House of Representatives impeached him, told security they should have been more physical in their handling of a female heckler https://t.co/Oq92woPRKo pic.twitter.com/2dNMo2cIPg
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 19, 2019
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 19, 2019
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) December 19, 2019