Here’s Donald Trump’s hilarious response to a new congresswoman’s vow to ‘impeach the motherf*cker’

A picture of Rashida Tlaib and a picture of Donald Trump
Andrea Needham

A new Democratic congresswoman just called Donald Trump a “motherfucker”. The reaction? Predictable outrage from Trump and Republicans – delight from women all over the US.

Rashida Tlaib is the first Palestinian American to be elected to Congress. At an event for her supporters on 3 January, she recounted a conversation with her young son:

When your son looks at you and said ‘Mamma, look, you won — bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker!

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The idea went down well:

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Trump attempts to take the moral high ground…

Predictably, Trump himself was less impressed. At a news conference, he said:

I thought her comments were disgraceful. I think she dishonored herself, and I think she dishonored her family.

He added that her comments were “disrespectful to the United States of America.”

…but fails

Trump himself is notorious not just for using bad language but language and gestures that are misogynistic, racist, and ableist. In 2005, he was recorded saying that when he sees beautiful women he likes to “grab them by the pussy”. He later described this comment as just “locker-room banter”.

Trump may not have liked Tlaib’s comments, but women all over the US took to Twitter in delight:

Trump’s outrage failed to move Tlaib. Her office said:

Congresswoman Tlaib was elected to shake up Washington, not continue the status quo. Donald Trump is completely unfit to serve as President.

Most diverse Congress in history

The most recently elected Congress, while still having a majority of white men, is the most diverse in history. There are a record number of women, the first Muslim American congresswomen, and the first Native American congresswomen.

Ilhan Omar, the first Somali American congresswoman, who arrived in the US as a refugee, tweeted:

Trump had better watch out. There are a lot of women in congress now, and elsewhere, who are not afraid to speak out.

Featured image via YouTube screengrab/Gage Skidmore flickr

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