House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to Trump’s childish attack on him perfectly.
Trump attacked Schiff:
Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into "Russia," spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
Rep. Schiff tweeted:
With respect Mr. President, the problem is how often you watch TV, and that your comments and actions are beneath the dignity of the office. https://t.co/NvZydYbnyW
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 24, 2017
Schiff was correct. The problem isn’t how much Schiff is on television, but the fact that the President Of The United States watches more TV than a shut-in. Trump should be leading the country, not planted on the couch riding an emotional roller coaster while flipping between Fox News and CNN, with a dash of Morning Joe on the side.
Rep. Schiff didn’t play Trump’s game and take the bait. Instead, he hit Trump right in the ego by suggesting that his behavior was beneath the dignity of the presidency.
Schiff’s response was perfect on multiple levels. Donald Trump was put in his place in the classiest way possible by a congressional investigator who isn’t going to stop until he gets to the facts on the Russia scandal.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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