Trump tried to pull his insult nickname stunt on House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, and Schiff’s response was to burn the president to the ground.
Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of “Executive Time.” Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or…really anything else. https://t.co/lVqQRu2Gjl
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 5, 2018
Adam Schiff doesn’t play
The lesson here for Trump is that he is dealing with grown-ups now, and Adam Schiff isn’t going to play with him. By the way, Trump also appears to be out of insult nicknames. He also used a version of the “little” nickname on Marco Rubio, so even Trump’s gimmicks have reached the point of recycling. Notice that every single person that Trump called a liar and a leaker has also been involved with the Russia investigation in some way, so the president thinks that everyone who is or has investigated him is a liar. That is paranoia hard at work.
Trump stuck his toe in the Adam Schiff waters and was bitten by a shark. This should be a lesson to the president that the man who could very well be leading the House Russia investigation in less than a year isn’t someone to trifle with. Schiff is Trump’s worst nightmare.
Rep. Schiff is a serious and intelligent former prosecutor who is determined to get to the truth on the Russia scandal.